Restaurant Design Associates (RDA) recently teamed up with a leading contract caterer to give away reusable mugs at the launch of its latest Costa Coffee fit-out in St. James Hospital, Leeds.

The award-winning design and installation company was appointed by the contract caterer to transform an outdated café into a new look Costa for St James – Europe’s largest teaching hospital, which is affectionately known as “Jimmy’s.”

Helping to reduce plastic waste

Sharing the same ethos to drive sustainability and reduce plastic waste, the pair supplied 100 reusable mugs to the first customers of the new cafe.

Neil Addyman, Director at RDA said: “The reduction of plastic waste is something we take very seriously, and we were only too happy to help our client in their sustainability drive.”

A new look Costa for St James

Based on the latest Costa brand and specification with a modern look and feel and state of the art equipment, the new café will now service the thousands of patient’s, staff and visitors to the hospital each year.

Neil added: “RDA has worked on several Costa Coffee’s for NHS Trusts across the UK and we are delighted to bring a modern and welcoming look and feel to the new café for the hospital community of St James to enjoy.”

Gillian Tyldsley, General Manager – Compass Uk & Ireland said: “We had a fabulous launch day, with customers lining up to get their reusable cup before we’d even opened! RDA have done a great job on the build and it’s fantastic to see our patients’ staff and visitors enjoying the new space.”

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