A Staffordshire creative firm has won a contract to bring a touch of Hawaiian-style tropical magic to a nightclub in the centre of historic York – with the help of a 38 year-old VW camper van and a Lichfield accident repair shop.
Rugeley-based GMP Design has won a contract to revamp the biggest nightclub in the city, with a refurbishment based around the VW camper van.
However, as the 1974 van acquired for the job needs extensive re-building and it’s too big to go through the club entrances, Lichfield Accident and Repair Centre is restoring the van before cutting it in two and then re-assembling inside the club.
The Clifford Street club, previously known as The Gallery, is to be renamed the Kuda Bar and Nightclub after the £350,000 refit by GMP.
GMP’s chief designer Jason Robinson said:“We were really keen to use the VW van as a strong element of the design. Unfortunately the one we bought is a bit of a wreck and needs extensive rebuilding.
“To get it into the club we also need to slice it into two pieces and rebuild it again inside the club. We are really grateful to Lichfield Accident Repair Centre who came to our rescue.”