Over the summer the restaurant in SUHQ has been redeveloped from Xananas into a new outlet called Canopy. New furniture was required for the rebrand but we took the decision to have the existing furniture in there repaired and recovered instead of purchasing new and throwing the old away.
The cost of furniture is largely in the upholstery and so the cost is largely the same as purchasing new furniture, but reusing is the best strategy there is when trying to reduce environmental impact!
We also took this same decision for the Terrace Bar when we needed to replace the white modular seating in the back of the Bar recently. We've had the existing seating in there repaired and recovered, and it looks almost like brand new!
We'll be taking this same decision moving forward where it is possible and where the existing structure of the furniture is still safe and sound.