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McCue Marine secures contract to remaster the grills on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2

The Queens Grill to be restyled and upgraded by McCue
McCue Marine has been contracted to remaster several of the public areas on Cunard's Queen Mary 2, during a 25 day multi-million-pound dry-dock at the Blohm & Voss Shipyard between May 27-June 21, 2016.

McCue will upgrade the Queen’s Grill and Princess Grill restaurants, in addition to the Queen’s Grill Lounge.

Stephen Mills, business development manager, McCue Marine said: 'This is a great accolade for McCue Marine. This contract is a very big win for us, and testament to our previous work in the fit out industry.

'Particular attention has been paid to take inspiration from the original Queen Mary, enhancing the existing designs and emphasising the feeling of

understated elegance that Queen Mary 2 is renowned for.

The former Todd English Restaurant will be remastered into The Verandah Restaurant, a private dining area for foodie guests wanting something with an alternative twist. The interiors will reflect the original Verandah found on Cunard’s Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth ships, staying true to their classic art deco heritage, while offering updated, crisp, contemporary interiors, Mills remarked.

McCue Crafted Fit entered the ship refurbishment market with the launch of McCue Marine in 2014 and has built upon its successful fit out experience on land and taken it to sea. McCue’s wealth of ‘high street’ fit out experience was also a key factor in securing an extensive remodelling in one of the outlets in the Mayfair shop area onboard on Deck Three to house designer brands for fine jewellery and watches.

'To ensure that work is completed within this very tight frame, one of the client’s prerequisites was that new bespoke fixtures and fittings contain a mixture of timber veneers, marble, glass and architectural metalwork – which can be preassembled offsite to allow for a fast installation on board,' Mills added.

McCue has a 60,000 sq ft production facility in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland.