Southmead hospital in Bristol is a new state of the art hospital which was completed in 2014. Restaurant Design Associates (RDA) were tasked with the full design and install of vacant retail areas, all of which were of course to be in-keephing with the already impressive interior architecture.
There were three separate retail spaces taken up by our client. We designed and installed two separate licensed Costa Coffee units; one small format and one large format. Both presented challenges and were detailed in close liaison with various parties including our client, the NHS Trust, the local building and fire authority and Costa’s brand guardians. RDA developed a design which satisfied the franchisee’s operational needs, Costa’s brand standards, building regulations, and within a unique and complex fire strategy which was already in existence.
A third area, an ‘Amigo’ shop was also installed adjacent the main entrance to the hospital as a temporary solution until such time in 2015 when RDA will convert this to a M&S Simply Food. This is pending the completion of a second phase build.