The brief at Birmingham City University, was to help the catering team accommodate for the rapidly expanding South Campus in time for the Autumn academic term. This included updating the kitchen facilities, servery and restaurant seating.

Working closely with the university, we analysed the existing kitchen and worked on transforming the flow of the space; with the addition of a new cook suite, new preparation spaces and a pass-through dishwasher to help keep up with increased customer demand. We opened up the kitchen by removing an internal wall and then focused on zoning areas more effectively, allowing the design to take full advantage of this new, opened up space.

The tired servery was updated with the addition of new counters and multi-decks to help the customer flow through the space; increasing sales, and reducing queuing. We then clad all counters with vertical beech strip cladding to unify them, allowing the restaurant to sit seamlessly alongside the university’s strong design aesthetic.

It was this colour palette of greys, white and light woods that were carried through into the new seating, with a mixture of bench style seating for larger groups and smaller more intimate seating for two or four. This also works well with unifying the restaurant to the university, with students and staff able to use this space as an extension of their campus.

This was a full turnkey project, with D3’s electrical, plumbing, fabrication and design teams all working closely together to complete works within the tight 4 week deadline.

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Project Details

  • August – September 2018
  • Four week fit out
  • Building, plumbing, electrical and design works
  • Client – Baxterstorey

Servery and restaurant

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