The Next Episode

Nottingham

Formerly a restaurant and cocktail bar, The Next episode in Nottingham has been transformed into a café bar to wine, dine, relax and party. Concorde BGW were briefed to create a light and airy space with a relaxed internal atmosphere for casual dining and drinking with the addition of minimalistic industrial features.

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Client
Mark Anderson
Location
Nottingham
Category
Restaurant and Bars
Services
Design & Build
Completed
July 2019

A New York theme runs through the café -oversized mirrors, marble-topped tables, cosy sofas and living plants are reminiscent of places like the Central Perk Café from the popular TV show Friends. The graffiti on the walls was organised by the client and is a canvass of old-skool cassettes and a ghetto blaster.

A full refurb of the downstairs bar and drinking section along with the upstairs dining area has maximised space creating approximately 60 covers.

A low-maintenance, urban garden terrace was added to the first floor. Clad and decked in light wood for a tidy appearance, featuring drinking shelves with bar stools nestled beneath allowing customers to sit and enjoy a breath of fresh air on a warm day. Should the weather turn, a new outdoor heater keeps the space useable in the winter months. Newly fitted bi-fold doors from the dining area allow for access to the terrace.

All internal walls received a specific light pale pink paint and the existing flooring which received a strip and re-stained finish.

The bar server and back-fitting received a complete refurbishment including herringbone finishes to the bar front and glass shelving with a crackle tiled backdrop. Beautiful green planting hangs from the gantries adding to the interesting nature of the interior.

Existing fixed seating was reused and reupholstered and new loose furniture was added to fill the newly arranged space.

Finally, the stair balustrade was removed, and a new feature balustrade was added with drinks shelves installed from ground to first floor level.

Overall, Nottingham’s new dinking and dining café should be on everyone's bucket list. Not just for the insta, but to check out the sprawling plant installations, hanging greenery and one of a kind graffiti.

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