Shortlisting for NAS Design Partnership Award
London based Contractors du Boulay Contracts with Designers Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, are delighted to be shortlisted for the NAS Design Partnership Award for the design and build of the Jamie’s Italian restaurant in the St Davids 2 centre in Cardiff.
THE NAS DESIGN PARTNERSHIP AWARD is a premier award which recognises excellence in interior design and shopfitting contracting with emphasis on the special partnership between designer/architect and contractor that shopfitting demands.
The Judges, representing interior designers, architects and contractors, look for suitability of the design for its location, purpose and overall budget; strength of partnership between interior designer/architect and shopfitter; choice of materials; creativity and originality in interpreting the design brief and overcoming site conditions; special design features of functional or decorative relevance; quality of fit-out and project management.
The inspiration behind the fifth Jamie’s Italian came from Cardiff’s long history of mining and Welsh pride. Located in Cardiff’s new St David’s 2 development, this new build unit was taken from a double height shell to finished restaurant, including the construction of a new mezzanine floor, in just twelve weeks. The Cardiff site was within a major large-scale redevelopment of the city centre, which posed a great many logistical and coordination problems to the site team.
A central bar and antipasti counter dominate the space, they are topped with hand formed pewter bar tops, extensive steel and glass shelving with an impressive display of hanging hams, meats and cheeses is fitted over the counters. The bar is accentuated by a custom, LED lit, two meter diameter chandelier overhead. A chandelier so large, it required structural engineered steelwork supports, and precise installation on a very tight site.
For more information on the NAS Design Partnership Awards 2009 or details on the 2010 Awards, please contact NAS House, 411 Limpsfield Road, Warlingham, Surrey CR6 9HA, telephone 01883 624961 or visit website www.shopfitters.org.