This grade II* listed building, Station Parade Southgate was designed by architect Charles Holden. The brief from the client and conservation officers was to create a 2-storey restaurant that responded to the fabric of the building and integrated harmoniously with the original art deco design. The existing concrete structural beams, radiating out from the central column together with the 1st floor roof light and perimeter glazing, are the architectural highlights of the property. The design concept for the restaurant played on the parallels between the client’s African aesthetic and the geometry and motifs of art deco design. The circular form of the building alludes to the painted huts of Burkina Faso while the radiating structural components speak of deco fan geometry. The result is a design that highlights the Nando’s brand with elements that complement the space and existing historical elements. Andy was the principal designer for all phases of this project.
All photos by Jonathan Banks (www.photo-banks.com)