Our first Caffè Nero project on a university campus was in the brand new Laidlaw Library at the University of Leeds, and its success led to two other key campus locations, both of which are Grade II listed. Our designs focused on free-standing structures that didn’t disturb the internal fabric of each building. The architects of the 1970s Roger Steven’s building are better known for designing the Barbican and had used concrete coffered ceilings again here. By contrast, the café for the Business School was sited in a former church redeveloped with a modern glass extension. We have also designed the Caffè Nero within the University of Warwick’s Sports Hub and concession sites within Blackwell’s university-based bookshops at Manchester and Liverpool.
CAFÉS & COFFEE SHOPS, UNIVERSITY SITES, LISTED BUILDINGS, CONCESSIONS
Hospitality – Leeds