23 November 2012
BuckleyGrayYeoman have restored period features and made bold additions to create a colourful, contemporary space in this Grade II listed Victorian building and adjoining 1920s warehouse. A capacious double height area has been created with an exposed timber roof and structural steelwork emphasising the spatial qualities and industrial character of the building. These newly restored details have been given a playful overhaul, taking centre-stage in an interior design that expresses the vibrancy of the Nando’s brand through an eclectic palette of materials and colour. A 40ft shipping container houses the kitchen at the heart of the restaurant, referencing the roots of the Nando’s brand in South Africa, where shipping containers are commonly used as spaces for restaurants and shops. A five metre-high graffiti mural, fills the rear wall and a delicate pendant light sculpture creates a play of colour above diners’ heads.