Manchester-based restaurant and bar design and fit out company Dawnvale has picked up a major gong at the Northern Design Awards.
In the best bar and restaurant design £250k to £750k category, the distributor was recognised for its work with Rumba bar in Congleton.
The tiki venue design was a collaboration with Jimi Pearce design, one of the specialist designers that work hand in with the Dawnvale design and build team.
Rumba was a tight programme of 8 weeks that saw the dealer’s team transform an empty shell into a Polynesia, Mexicana-meets-Miami, tiki-nautical drinking and dining destination, with a bespoke commercial kitchen and Dawnvale’s Barmade cocktail stations.
Neil Guest, Dawnvale MD said: “We are thrilled to have won the Best Restaurant and Bar Design award at the Northern Design Awards for Rumba – a truly unique space which has a really distinctive aesthetic.
“We’ve had the pleasure of working with Chris from Rumba for many years. We initially designed our Barmade stainless steel bar system for his very first venture, and we’ve helped him create some of Cheshire’s most vibrant venues since.
“So when Chris came to us with a new brief that included sharks on the ceilings and caravans in the corners, we were mildly surprised but ultimately unruffled. ‘Something a bit different,’ he said. And we do love a challenge. The result is Rumba, a space we are incredibly proud of.”