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  • Review and report of an existing operation
  • Feasibility study of an operation or concept
  • Development of a brief/reverse brief and or budget
  • Concept Design and Development
  • Preliminary Design
  • Commercial Kitchen & Bar Equipment selection and specification
  • Developed Design
  • Detailed Design
  • Specifications, Equipment and Services Schedules
  • Technical Specifications and Performance Schedules
  • Revit drawings for BIM
  • Project Management
  • Tendering and Procurement
  • Site Supervision and Inspections
  • Post Project Documentation, reviews and reports

Project Design International Ltd has an extensive range of design skills, resources and experience that adds significant value to any hospitality or foodservice project. We design commercial kitchens, bars, cafes, restaurants and many varied back of house areas for an equally wide range of hospitality foodservice environments. Services available range from operational design to interior design, building consents and complete Design+Build packages.

We have a long track record, over twenty five years of carrying out a wide range of project consultancy services across many different kinds of hospitality environments in Australasia and through the team, other locations worldwide. We understand the challenges and complexities of projects and have a developed process to ensure this is managed effectively and successfully. We are both fortunate and very grateful to have worked on some amazing projects, forging long standing relationships with many of our clients and companies.

We  have five offices across New Zealand: Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch. Our team of consultants have skills including Architectural Design Consultants, Interior Designers, Furniture and Product Designers.

Our offices are networked to a central file server to allow seamless integration of documentation and collaboration. This achieves deadlines and ensures consistency of quality and information. All our team are Revit proficient and aware of international drawing standards. This infrastructure, multiple locations and range of skills, allows us to provide all levels of consulting requirements for integration in BIM and federated models.

With the design team leader or project manager, we establish the required method of document issue, sharing, collaboration and liaising regularly as required. This will maintain lines of communication, agreed process and answering of RFI’s and general project communication.

Our project process starts with the assignment of a project coordinator and design team members being inducted to the project. A clear written brief is developed establishing the exact project requirements; scope of works, budget, programme, key stakeholders, communication and instruction process, risks and unknowns/future. This will likely involve a series of briefing meetings and general consultation. Each stage of the design development process will have a formal sign off prior to proceeding to the next stage.

The initial concept designs will be developed with a series of sketch drawings and/or preliminary Revit layouts. These will be combined with equipment specifications and preliminary budgets to confirm that the proposed direction is achievable from both a financial and operational performance. We would also consider future development and growth or expansion plans within agreed limitations.

Once a concept is confirmed, we would develop preliminary design plans. These plans allow services loadings to be accurately established for the building services team to progress their scheme design. The equipment selection and cooking line extraction systems proposed will have considered site specific services requirements such as any restrictions, any specific filtration, local anomalies such as water restriction, town or bottle gas services and any environmental performance goals identified in the project brief.

After approval of the preliminary design we would commence the developed design to achieve a sign off the final scheme. This would incorporate all other design team considerations of a similar stage, i.e., structural and services beams, bulkheads, columns, pilasters, ducts. The detailed design stage would include all final documentation including specifications, schedule and data sheets.