Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Grand Designs 2012

The Interiors team were at the Grand Designs exhibition on 12th October, not only rubbing shoulders with Kevin McCloud and the Restoration Man but also sourcing a few products for the Milton Keynes hotel project. They also picked up some exciting new product literature and a handy tote bag for Sarju to transport samples and swatches for her client visits!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

40 years for Ugandan Asians

On 5th October, Sanjay Mistry, Sarju Lad and Vandana Soma attended an event at New Walk Museum by invitation from Dharmesh Lakhani, chairman of the Belgrave Business Association. This was the reception evening marking the 40th anniversary of the arrival and achievements of Ugandan Asians in Leicester and their contribution to the city.

The exhibition was a fascinating trip down memory lane for those who were around at the time! For those who came into the world in the 80s onwards, it was fascinating nonetheless. Photos of the Belgrave Road area during the 70s showed just how much the area has developed over the years, along with personal mementos of local Ugandan Asians kindly sharing their lives, journeys and experiences.

We at SKM Design hope to soon contribute to the new wave of regeneration for the area through our work with Leicester City Council.


Above: the speakers for the evening.

Above: looking towards Bobby's and the Macdonald Road corner, and what is now the Belgrave Commercial Centre circa 1976.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Bombay Wok (Mansah Lounge)

Here is a sneak peek of the new Bombay Wok buffet restaurant (previously Mansah Lounge) that our interiors team are working on. The bespoke frosted glass balustrading has been installed and adds not only a touch of elegance but also provides privacy for diners seated on the mezzanine level.

Monday, 8 October 2012


We've had an amazing summer of sport with the Olympics and Paralympics on our home soil, and a few final days of good weather in Leicester! Now we are just wondering how long we can hold out before we are forced to give in and put the heating on...

In other news, September proudly marked the 1st birthday of SKM Interiors! The business has gone from strength to strength since incorporation, undertaking the Shreeji Dham Haveli project (converting the old Royale Cars showroom on Melton Road), the Belgrave Road shop signage projects and a number of large-scale residential jobs.

Current works include Bombay Wok/Mansah Lounge in Syston and hotel refurbishments in Milton Keynes and Oxford, for which we'll have more updates soon...