Todd English P.U.B. — Public Urban Bar — is the baby of celebrity chef Todd English, and it offers a modern twist on traditional English fare to diners looking for raw oysters or grilled asparagus with their roast beef on rye.
Located in the lobby of the Westin Hotel in Birmingham, the P.U.B. was built for the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex with suggestions and contributions coming in from New York to Nevada. HPM’s program management services brought order to the multi-state project to keep everyone informed, on the same page, on schedule, and on budget.
A BROAD MENU OF SERVICES AMONG MANY STAKEHOLDERS
Todd English’s is based out of Las Vegas. The architect on the project was out of New York, the other architect was out of Atlanta and the contractors and BJCC were both local to Birmingham. HPM started working with the BJCC as field coordinators for construction of the Westin Hotel, but when complexities began piling up in the Todd English P.U.B., the HPM experts were called in to provide program management services. HPM’s team stepped in to manage budgets and schedules, facilitate communication among numerous parties, represent the owner during meetings with the Westin and the city of Birmingham and even help acquire furniture and glassware for the pub. Even as HPM checked the final punch lists and closeout documents, the team continued working with the BJCC to ensure that the restaurant didn’t just look good but operated smoothly and to the satisfaction of all the many stakeholders.