Catering Design Group (CDG) has won four new contracts worth over £1m, including Kingston University and The Barbican.
Kingston University has chosen CDG to completely refurbish and re-brand its 530m2 restaurant, incorporating a 100m2 retail shop, with a new coffee bar area to provide an additional high street offer for 25,000 staff and students.
The brief to CDG was to completely modernise the space, whilst also making it more student friendly. A more efficient flow will be created throughout the restaurant space, with an improved layout, whilst the retail shop will be relocated to the main entrance to make it more accessible to the students.
Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue, The Barbican, will have a full refurbishment and re-brand to its 299m2 Lounge restaurant, together with its 68 cover balcony dining area and kitchen. The project will see the current tapas restaurant transformed into a ‘Shoreditch style’ gourmet burger and chicken restaurant, using reclaimed finishes throughout the space.
Former stately home, Kenwood House, in Hampstead Heath, London, has commissioned CDG to transform its Brew House and Steward’s Room cafés to provide a modernised English café for the 200 cover internal and external space. The Grade One listed building will require CDG’s designers to work within the stringent guidelines for modernisation to such a building.
Finally, Bristol-based Fonthill Garden Centre has commissioned CDG to re-locate its coffee shop to a larger, improved location with access to an outside dining area. CDG’s remit includes the design and fit-out of the new kitchen and servery areas, incorporating new seating zones with soft furnishings, modern lighting and a feature fireplace.