Our unique ability to achieve a true blend of the practical and the aesthetic stems from a depth of operational knowledge of the places where we eat, drink and socialise. We have gained a real understanding of the consumer, business operator, and employee. All of these considerations are key to the use of space and spacial relationships within our designs.
In close collaboration with our clients, we are able to develop designs through a systematic process that embraces:
Establishing and agreeing a detailed project brief is fundamental to a successful outcome.We take time to understand your business objectives as well as the function and style of the space to be designed. In depth discussions with staff and management together with an appraisal of existing facilities, equipment and practices, where appropriate, are key to the development of design proposals that engage at all levels of your business.
research and analysis
In an ever changing and fast pace environment, we maintain our position at the forefront of innovation through our knowledge of trends in food, technology and interiors. We take time to research, analyse and assimilate ideas that become the template for concept development and space planning.
conceptual design and branding
Conceptual ideas are explored, viable options presented and further developed through client consultation; we identify the key drivers relating to brand values and style, which are further developed to create the brand identity. This process may be supported by the use of computer generated ‘fly-through’s’ and visuals, hand drawn visuals and mood boards for key elements of the design.
The allocation of space, and its relationship with staff and customer activity is explored in detail. Schematics are presented so that options and their relative feasibility can be fully assessed in terms of processes, work flows and customer experience.
detailed design and specification
Once conceptual and spatial designs are agreed, detailed specifications and drawings are prepared for all elements of the design. Detailed layout drawings are supported by a full package of technical drawings covering all aspects of mechanical, electrical, shop-fitting and interior design requirements.