£18,000 Barluga extension creates new jobs

£18,000 Barluga extension creates new jobs

A Newcastle bar is ramping up its recruitment drive in a bid to cope with demand following the launch of its new £18,000 outside terrace area.

Barluga, on Grey Street, opened its doors to its brand new oasis-style garden terrace in time for the bank holiday weekend last month, and its popularity has resulted in the creation of more job opportunities.

As part of leisure company Vaulkhard Group’s £4 million development project across a number of its venues, the 80sq ft. terrace extension has provided Barluga with an additional dining and drinking area, with capacity to seat 75 people, compared to just 16 before its creation.

Director of Vaulkhard Group, Ollie Vaulkhard, said: “We have been delighted with the support we have received from the public and since opening, we have welcomed hundreds of guests old and new.

“The uptake in demand and footfall has meant that we can focus on providing more jobs in the region, which is fantastic so soon after our investment.”

The new outside area now provides additional outdoor dining and drinking space, as well as umbrellas, heated seats, a BBQ and a fully stocked bar.

Vaulkhard added: “In just 16 weeks we were able to complete a well needed outside space in time for summer.

“The previous terrace was always known as a sun trap and was always full when the weather was fine, so the new terrace opens up the space for nine months of the year and to a much greater number of customers. Our biggest challenge now is finding high calibre staff to join our teams”

The next development plans for Vaulkhard Group will include the refurbishment of popular night club Perdu due later this summer and the expansion of its Central Bean coffee shops with a new one due to open in Sheffield on the 16th June.