From a modest watering hole on the main route north, to a modern bar and eatery built for several lifetimes, The Carlton is a part of Christchurch history. The bar served New Zealand its first on-tap beer and introduced the country to beer gardens and drive-through bottle stores, but it is Alfred Money’s original, 1863, hotel that the rebuilt eatery reflects (somewhat more grandly) in composition. To patrons, The Carlton is still the local; a place to meet, drink and eat good food.
The SKOPE Solution
Proud to be involved with such a significant project in Christchurch’s rebuild, SKOPE worked closely with the developers to achieve the striking aesthetic. Huge custom LED lit Backbars stretching the length of the downstairs dining room and upstairs bar were maneuvered in through the roof by crane, along with the Pegasus Undercounters and Uprights in the kitchens. The extensive SKOPE fit-out accommodates the large crowds and compliments the aesthetic of the state-of-the-art new building.