Sustainability is on the menu at Cheltenham’s HubBox

Sustainability is on the menu at HubBox

The founders of Cheltenham‘s popular burger restaurant, HubBox, recently shared the secret meaning behind the interior design of the restaurant, and revealed the sustainability focus that has driven them.

Sustainability is very much on the menu at HubBox (as well as actual food, don’t worry), and the restaurants passion for eco-friendly solutions can be seen throughout their premises in Cheltenham’s ‘Brewery Quarter’.

The interior design celebrates handcrafted, repurposed and eco-friendly elements, with up-cycling very much at the heart of the design.

Reclaimed tiles decorate the restaurant, while old scaffolding planks and reclaimed floorboards have been repurposed as wood panelling. The upholstery has been done using recycled plastics, and the dining chairs are supplied by UHS, a company dedicated to giving back to the planet, and past winners of the Greener Paths Award. The award was granted to UHS by ACM Environmental PLC in recognition of the company achieving “zero waste to landfill”.

For each chair purchased in the furnishing, UHS planted a tree via a scheme lead by their global charity partner, to empower third world countries by moving towards a sustainable forest garden system.

Rather than opting for artificial, plastic plants, real indoor plants have been used, enhancing its eco-friendly aesthetic.

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HubBox also has several nods to their Cornish roots. The tea lights have been made from broken plastic toys and plastic cleared off beaches, while the candleholders were made by Falmouth-based casting company Cornwall Cast, and feature vegetable wax and compostable paper cups. The walls have been finished with recycled and compostable Cornish clay, from Cornwall Sustainability Award winning Clayworks.

The fixed restaurant seating also boasts eco credentials with 50 percent covered in Sustainable Textured Chenille, a material made from recycled wool and acrylic yarns that have been reconstituted from the fashion industry, Tencel Lyocell from fast growing eucalyptus trees and recycled polyester yarns from waste plastic bottles.

Speaking about the inspiration behind the interior design, CEO Richard Boon, said: “Sustainability has always been at the heart of the Hub Box ethos, and it is has been wonderful working with such creative, and inspiring suppliers who share this passion, to help bring the vision for Hub Box Cheltenham to life.”

Richard’s wife Amy, who worked alongside interior designers Simple Simon, added: “Often it wasn’t just about creating an interior design that was eco-conscious – repurposed materials and objects simply offered something that couldn’t be created from new, giving Hub Box Cheltenham that bit of edge and soul!”