Ludlow Assembly Rooms

About Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Ludlow Assembly Rooms (LAR) is an independent charity providing a mixed arts programme and community centre for the population of Ludlow and surrounding areas.

LAR’s mission is to be a leading arts, entertainment and community centre, renowned for its diverse and stimulating programme, friendly atmosphere and accessible to all. The artistic programme at LAR includes a wide range of live performances, films, live streaming and workshops.

With funding support from Arts Council England and the European Union, Ludlow Assembly Rooms undertook a £2 million transformation project. The refurbishment has transformed the venue, bringing the currently vacant ground floor into LAR’s operations.  A new café bar, box office and visitor information centre are now located on the ground floor. In addition, there is now tiered seating in the auditorium (c. 300), a second screening room and a flexible meeting/ rehearsal space.

Our Approach

Montfort Catering Consultants have supported LAR since 2013 with advice and support in relation to determining the most appropriate future concept for the café bar along with business planning and detailed financial projections. As part of our catering consultant services we also undertook a full catering tender exercise for Ludlow Assembly Rooms to identify a contemporary catering partner able to support in the further growth and development of this fantastic venue. Our approach encouraged interest from a number of local and regional commercial operators, with the selected partner an established regional operator with three successful high street cafes.

In conjunction with our design partner we have also provided conceptual, schematic and detailed design advice and planning detail.

Advice & support has included:

  • Concept & operational planning development
  • Business & financial planning
  • Catering tender to appoint suitable food and beverage partner/ ‘food hero’
  • Heads of Terms development & advice
  • Food service conceptual, schematic & detailed design advice

Get in touch

Get in touch to see how we could help you.

Montfort Consultants Ltd
86-90 Paul Street
3rd Floor

Tel: 020 3667 7286