Palatine Centre- Cafe

Bespoke design of University Catering Facility in conjunction with other Architectural Services as part of a wider project for Durham University.

PH Partnership worked closely with the Catering Department to develop a facility which fulfilled specific requirements for flexibility and operational needs, while offering a state of the art installation comensurate with the iconic design of the surrounding building.

Full interior design co-ordination was offered in conjunction with the detailed design and development of the building itself, including kitchen facilities and services to the rear, while still delivering the vision for a modern front of house servery and high quality dining experience.

The facility incorporated flexible service stations distributed along a sinuous, curved servery counter on the ground floor opening out onto a large, glazed double-height rotunda with feature stair.  Above this was located a mezzanine formal Dining Area and Coffee Bar with galleried views to the courtyard beyond.

PHP Architects worked in conjunction with specialist catering suppliers to fully design and detail all finishes and furniture to co-ordinate with the installation.  3D models and photo-realistic imagery were offered to convey the intentions and to develop the proposals to suit client requirements.

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