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Hai Cenato

The Social Company - Jason and Irha Atherton

Hai Cenato

Client:

The Social Company

Location:

London Victoria, SW1

Project Value:

£2.1m

Time on Site:

18 weeks

Services:

Project Management
Cost Management
CDM Services

Status:

Complete

Hai Cenato

Translating as ‘have you had dinner?’ in Italian, Hai Cenato is a New York-Italian restaurant, bar and deli in London Victoria’s new Nova complex.

With an open kitchen sporting a pair of handmade Neapolitan pizza ovens, a 60-cover ground floor restaurant, a bustling upstairs bar (the Drunken Oyster) and a further ground-floor deli serving quick breakfasts and lunches, Hai Cenato squeezes a lot into its 8,000 sq/ft without ever feeling cramped.

The Social Company operates nine acclaimed restaurants in London, including the iconic Pollen Street Social.

Our successful work on Sosharu, Social Wine & Tapas and City Social has helped us form a close and highly effective working partnership with The Social Company and Jason and Irha Atherton.

Our Work

An entirely bespoke project, Hai Cenato is the first New York-Italian restaurant by The Social Company. It features Jason Atherton’s hallmark dramatic interiors and impeccable attention to detail.

Examples of this are the two large, handcrafted Stefano Ferrara ovens imported from Naples that are the central feature of the impressive open kitchen. Reaching temperatures in excess of 450°C and weighing approximately 6 tons, the ovens provided a logistical challenge in their own right.

Detailed planning went into the secure delivery of the ovens through the vast Nova complex that the restaurant is situated in. Each oven was transported using specially adapted forklift trucks and structural engineers helped to ensure that they were safely installed on site.

The restaurant is part of the new 900,000 square feet, mixed-use, Nova development in London Victoria. Work on Nova itself continued throughout the duration of our project and created a unique and extremely difficult set of working circumstances.

Our work was conducted under the management of the landlord’s main contractor, resulting in strict limitations being imposed on all logistical components of the project. This tightly controlled access in such a vast development meant our project and cost management, as well as our construction design management, had to be extremely precise in order to deliver on time and on budget.

“Having partnered with KMB for nearly six years and since the successful creation and launch of City Social London, we continue to use their services over others on the basis of shared values; quality support and excellent delivery.

Having used a number of construction consultants previously we have found that KMB and their team not only have a blueprint offering the required skill and professionalism to deliver supreme project management; QS and CDM support but they also have an unrivalled personal commitment to client management and a true passion to deliver exceptional results together.

KMB is a company and partner that maintains leadership, direction and ownership aligned to that of client needs and it is for these reasons that I and our business see them as an essential ingredient to our project success thus our shared values and high expectations are delivered to without question.

Truly exceptional people offering an exceptional professional consultancy service.”

Scott Ashby, Group Operations Director, The Social Company; Jason Atherton Restaurants

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Hai Cenato

"We’ve worked with The Social Company on four successful projects and established a close working relationship with Jason and his team. This experience and mutual understanding was invaluable when working on Hai Cenato."

Hai Cenato

Two large handcrafted Stefano Ferrara ovens imported from Naples are the central feature of the impressive open kitchen.

Reaching temperatures in excess of 450°C and weighing approximately 6 tons, the ovens provided a logistical challenge in their own right.

Hai Cenato
Hai Cenato
Hai Cenato

“KMB are a company and partner that maintains leadership; direction and ownership aligned to that of client needs and it is for these reasons that I and our business see them as an essential ingredient to our project success thus our shared values and high expectations are delivered to without question.

Truly exceptional people offering an exceptional professional consultancy service.”

Hai Cenato
Hai Cenato
Hai Cenato