RDA brings a taste of Africa to Bristol

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Restaurant Design Associates created a new café kiosk within this shipping container for Levy Leisure UK.

Restaurant Design Associates (RDA) was recently appointed by Levy Leisure UK to create a new café kiosk within the Wild Place Project, Bristol.

RDA’s team of design experts worked with the official catering partner to build a bespoke shipping container kiosk, situated in the newly-built giraffe house to enhance the visitor experience.

Wild Place Project was opened by the Bristol Zoological Society with an emphasis on protecting threatened habitats in the UK and around the globe. It is a family attraction that provides outdoor adventure, play and learning.

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Neil Addyman, director at RDA, said: “Our team created an exterior which is in keeping with the African-themed enclosure, transforming a shipping container by adding an authentic rusty corrugated metal roof and hand-written signage. An ambient glass counter to display pastries and grab and go hot and cold food was also installed.

“The new kiosk is a welcome addition for children and their families to relax and take a break while feeling immersed in all that the giraffe exhibit has to offer.”

For this project the distributor used CED for the counters, Foster for the refrigerators, a JM Posner-supplied doughnut machine, and a Marco water boiler.

James Jordan, Levy Leisure UK’s general manager for Wild Place Project, said: “We are delighted with the new kiosk. The transformation of the shipping container is second to none and it blends into the surroundings perfectly.”

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