Engaging with Independent Food and Drink Traders
We are working on a range of projects this year that focus on Food Halls and supporting regional food and drink traders. Recently,we won the Revo Conference 2019 Layout Design, where we incorporated stands for local caterers. This enables the traders to open up opportunities for them to gain presence and new business.
Our aim is to repurpose buildings wherever possible, whilst creating spaces that are intended for the local community. We have been working closely with Really Local Group, who concentrate on the cultural presence of each of their venues, in particular food and drink businesses operating in the local area. In Catford, their first venture, we have proposed to use the main entrance towards the cinema as a social, relaxed dining area.
Assembly is another recent underground Food Hall opened up in Leeds city centre, by our clients Pop City. We carried out a concept design and developed ideas into how our client could introduce exciting opportunities within their project. The venue, opened as of December 2018, occupies the existing Carpe Diem nightclub venue on Calverley Street, featuring regional sellers of craft beer, coffee and an array of different cuisines.
In a similar light, we have recently been working with our clients Moorgarth on proposed food halls within shopping centres, in seperate locations. The emphasis here is the flexibility and range of vendors, offering customers local delicacies 7 days a week.
There are a number of projects taking place over the year that also offer units for local food and drink traders to operate from, focusing on independent trade rather than allowing commercial brands to take up vacant spaces.