Education Catering Design.
RDA recently created a new high- end deli for Lancaster University.
Lancaster University was named UK University of the Year in 2018 and has maintained its highest rank to date in the Times and Sunday Times League Table 2019, cementing its status as one of the UK’s leading universities.
Following a competitive tender, RDA was appointed to transform its outdated café into a modern deli with the aim of attracting more customers and further improving the student experience on campus by matching the high street offer.
Creating a better service flow and customer experience
In order to create a better service flow and customer experience, RDA’s team of experts completely re-modelled the old café.
They created :
- new service entrance and exit points
- changed the layout of the servery area
- added new booth and loose seating.
- In addition, all equipment from the existing café was removed and a new canopy area, high speed grills, panni grills and MerryChef were installed to cater for its new freshly prepared, deli style offer.
A modern, high street look and feel
The design was based on a modern, high street look and feel with elements of high – end materials and natural tones with feature lighting throughout. Our team had to work to a tight timeframe and budget and be sensitive to working in a university environment.
Peter Welling, Retail Services Manager at Lancaster University said: “RDA went above and beyond on this project, with regular site visits, customer feedback and a real understanding of our vision for the new deli. We are delighted with the results and look forward to offering a new dining experience to our students, staff and visitors.”