About us

We design modern, dynamic hospitality environments and workspaces.

Lekkier is a specialist multidisciplinary studio focused on providing high quality interior design, branding and project management services to the hospitality industry. We have a diverse project portfolio featuring work for some of Australia’s most prominent companies, as well as start-up entrepreneurs and family business operators.

Our well respected and experienced team boasts a wealth of experience, and have developed a reputation of consistently providing quality projects on time and within budget. We draw on the collective experience of our team who have delivered a large number of architectural, interior design, branding and construction projects throughout Australia. This experience has given us valuable insight and familiarity into the unique challenges of completing projects within the hospitality industry.

We operate in an open and collaborative manner that results in transparency, enthusiasm, great experiences, and creativity! We work closely and proactively with our clients throughout at all stages of the fitout, in a hands-on manner to ensure that all projects are guided smoothly and efficiently to completion and into operation.

At Lekkier, our philosophy is that every business should be people-centric. This value shapes the way we manage our studio, interact with clients, and design interior spaces: for real people.

Project roadmap

step 1

Meet and greet

At Lekkier, people are at the centre of our design. The first step is where we get to know you and what drives you and your business. We will discuss your ideas, your vision and your unique requirements. We will then send you a detailed summary of your project parameters for your new fitout. We work within your budget, and take on both large and smaller fitout projects. Our meet and greet step is at no cost or obligation to you.

step 2

Project scoping and planning

We will inspect, review and measure your proposed site and begin exploring your design options in detail. We will also identify any potential site constraints, site-specific opportunities and authority approval requirements. We will report back to you with a return brief and initial space planning diagrams prior to launching into the next step of the project.

step 3

Concept and design

This is the fun part. We work closely with you to develop a design concept for your project. Lekkier begins each concept design with a strong focus on space and workflow. We plan your layout first to ensure that the end design is operationally sound and functional. Once we ensure the layout will work for your business needs, we will produce mood boards and further concept sketches to integrate the front of house design. By the end of this step we will have agreed on the concept, clearly communicated this to you, planned lead times, construction times frames, and budget.

step 4

Construction documentation

Once you have approved the concept design, we develop detailed construction documentation. These documents will be used by the building contractor and their subcontractors to complete the construction work on the project. This is the most important step in our process. High quality construction documentation significantly reduces the risk of time or budgetary delays once the fitout commences. Lekkier ensures projects run smoothly, and that you receive the best value for money.

step 5

Approvals

Lekkier will take the headache out of the council approvals process. We will manage all approvals on your behalf so you can open your doors faster. We have extensive experience in the lodgement of development applications, CDC approvals, building approvals, and council consultation. We also manage the process of getting your fitout design approved by your landlord and required approvals from the health department.

step 6

Building contractor engagement

As a designer with significant construction experience we understand the plans, the building process and the legalities of contract negotiations. We advocate on your behalf to ensure you receive a final fitout that complies with the design and construction contract. We manage the process of engaging a building contractor. We can directly engage your preferred contractor, or can recommend reputable contractors to you for your project and run a competitive tender process on your behalf to ensure you receive the best value for money. Once we have selected a contractor, we prepare a construction contract for signing to help ensure the protection of your business throughout construction.

step 7

Construction management

We take a hands-on approach during the fitout construction phase of your project. We represent your interests throughout the construction process and act in an intermediary role between you and the building contractor. We undertake regular site visits and communicate with the building contractor to ensure that any issues are resolved quickly and appropriately. We will communicate regularly with you to keep you in the loop and ensure there are no surprises. We professionally administer the construction contract, including the assessment of claims and invoices, to ensure your fitout is completed to a high standard.

step 8

Completion and on-going support

Almost finished! Your ongoing satisfaction is very important to us at Lekkier. Following the completion of the project, we will assist you in arranging certification and occupancy certificates. We oversee the commissioning process with the building contractor, and carryout quality assurance inspections to make sure everything is ready for opening day. We provide on-going support to our clients to ensure that your fit-out investment continues to perform well into the future.

Specialised services

Liquor licensing

We guide you through the preparation and lodgement process for liquor license applications.

Commercial kitchen design

We assist in sourcing and selection of commercial kitchen equipment specific to your operational needs.

WHS & food safety compliance

We ensure your fitout design is compliant with building codes, WHS and food health safety requirements.

Branding and graphic design

We offer complete branding and graphic design solutions including logos, signage, menus and uniforms to create a unified brand experience.

Tenancy and landlord liaison

We handle tenancy approvals and have experience with commercial lessors such as Westfield, Charter Hall, Vicinity, Colliers, Mirvac and QIC.

Market research and demographics

We’ll help you work out who your target market are, want they want, and how best to use your fitout design to attract them.

Systems consulting

We source and integrate various business systems including POS (point of sale), inventory management, merchant services, CCTV and more.

Franchise masterplanning

We work with new and established franchise businesses to masterplan and roll out projects nationally.

Optimise workflow

We optimise kitchen and back-of-house spaces to maximise efficiency, minimise risk, and create a safe working environment for your staff.

Minimise downtime

We deliver projects with innovative construction and staging solutions for fitout designs that minimise downtime so you can keep your doors open.

Specialised bar equipment

We design stainless steel bar systems, and source refrigeration and cooling equipment, wine and liquor storage solutions, including display cabinets, cellars and racking.

Draught beer and post-mix systems

We integrate beverage systems into your fitout to meet your operational needs. We work with suppliers such as Coca-Cola, Tooheys, Lion Nathan and CUB.

Lighting, audio and acoustic systems

We focus on the integration of effective audio, lighting and acoustic systems to create an immersive and inviting atmosphere for patrons.

Sports and gaming systems

We assist in the procurement and integration of TAB and sports systems, cable television, and gaming machines into your venue.

National reach

We service projects nationwide and can work with your brand throughout Australia. We work with hotel brands to roll out projects nationally.

Space and workflow planning

We optimise seating, kitchen and back-of-house spaces to maximise efficiency, minimise risk, to increase profit.

Furniture and styling

We create inviting interiors, with our material palettes and styling choices. We specify art, planting, furniture and accessories to suit your budget.