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Restaurant designs for University of Northampton

Design at Source has been working hard since the end of last year to help the University Of Northampton in the interior design of its new Campus and restaurants and leisure areas.

As Stuart Trett (Technical Director at Design at Source) explained “Located at Northampton’s Waterside Enterprise Zone, spanning 58 acres of brownfield site, and due for completion in September 2018, this truly is a project of epic proportions. The project includes 5 new large academic and sports buildings, as well as other facilities to accommodate some 15,000 students as well as residential facilities for 1,200 students.”

Ground and infrastructure works are nearing completion, with the new roads and bridges built, and below ground services installed. The project is now moving onto the next exciting phase with the letting of the construction contracts for the major new buildings to Bowmer & Kirkland.

Working in conjunction with the two Architects, CPMG & Moses Cameron Williams, and the rest of the Design Team, Design at Source has developed the restaurant design for the extensive food and beverage areas. These include Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Function Spaces, large Commercial Kitchen areas and ancillary spaces.

“The ambitions of the University, combined with ever higher student expectations, has created the need for a range of on site food and beverage offers to cater for a wide range of dining styles and price points to compete with any high street offer.”

The Creative Hub Restaurant interior design provides high volume dining in a casual environment with a mix of pre-packaged and hot freshly made food. The adjacent Coffee Shop design provides a quieter area to sit and relax. The Learning Hub Coffee Bar interior is blended into the academic areas to create a snacking and working area whilst the Learning Hub Bar and Brasserie restaurant interior provides a more sophisticated environment. The Senate Hub provides a slightly more formal space for the academic staff and finally the Town Hall area provides a very large flexible function interior space.

Combining aesthetic, operational and all the usual acoustic and technical construction challenges, Design at Source are looking forward to working with the University of Northampton as works progress during the next year and a half.