An office space in the right location with transport links, retail, dining, and entertainment options, plus a view will always attract new tenants.
For any landlord, limiting void times between incoming and outgoing tenants has significant financial benefit. CAT-A fitouts provide tenants with a usable and functional space which generally includes a raised metal flooring, painted perimeter walls, a grid ceiling with fitted lights, lift lobby and toilets, so they are less likely to undertake major work before they move in.
At the beginning of the year, I was commissioned to photograph the new CAT-A office space on the 4th floor of 3 More London by QOB Interiors. At the top of the brief it had “Location, location, location” - the views from this office floor are stunning and something we definitely would like you to capture.”
The space has been finished to an excellent standard and boasts an abundance of natural light, raised access floors, suspended metal tiled ceiling rafts with specialist lighting and high-quality finishes to landlord areas, lift cores and WCs.
“This Must Be The Place” is part of Nando’s new brand platform and national campaign by their media agency Zenith and creative agency, New Commercial Arts. It launches with a one-minute film directed by Jonathan Entwistle (behind the Netflix series “End of the F***ing World”) and the brand’s first sonic logo.
The film re-enacts the experience of one boy who tells his friends about visiting a restaurant, incorporating his voice over other actors in each of the scenarios he shares. It includes cameos from some of Nando’s famous fans, including England footballer Bukayo Saka, Instagram icon Grime Gran, TikTok chef LetsMunch and music artist Niko B.
This is the first national campaign from Nando’s since 2020. It will be running across TV, broadcaster video on demand, cinema, out-of-home, social media and Radio starting March 1. The sonic logo marks an exciting move for the brand as it evolves the communication of its brand heritage.
“This Must Be The Place” is the embodiment of Nando’s ability to bring people together, not only over delicious flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken, but over unique shared experiences too. The film was shot in Nando’s new Cheshunt restaurant as which I photographed last year.
Harrison have designed Cheshunt with a vibrancy that seemingly infuses every aspect of the restaurant. From the double height steel rod ceiling window feature to the vast array of art on the walls, geometric fabrics incorporated in the furniture, pendant lights, and wall tiles. There is a mix of booths, banqueting tables and fixed seating with single tables. At the rear of the restaurant there is a rebar geometric screen around a selection of tables.
You can check out the restaurant in the film online, or better still get down to the restaurant for some food!
I have been photographing for Armourcoat Luxury Finishes for over five years capturing their incredible projects, from the First Light Pavilion (Jodrell Bank’s new experience center) to the Louis Vuitton store in London.
Armourcoat specializes in sustainable luxury polished plasters, architectural coatings, sculpted panel systems and cast pieces for both interiors and exteriors.
Recently they launched their new website, along with an update of their brand identity, both designed and developed by Orangery. I was commissioned to produce a range of photography to showcase who they are. The images were to embody their craftmanship and creativity.
The brief came with the title “dare to be original, bold and creative” and consisted of a variety of photography including reportage style shots of their team at work, dynamic close-up images of their products, portraits of the management and visual content to represent various sections of the website.
Over the course of two days at their head office, and with a full range of studio plus portable flash lighting we captured the imagery that is now the foundation of their new website. The photographs reflect who they are as a business and showcases the quality of their work.
Nando’s has come a long way from its takeaway restaurant roots in Rosettenville, Johannesburg. It has grown as a company, recognising that everything it does is important, from the food on their menu to the impact that they have on the world.
Nando’s will be co-chairing the animal welfare working group with Defra, in the new Food Data Transparency Partnership (FDTP). The FDTP has been set up to measure the food industries impact on obesity, supply chain emissions and animal welfare. The body will additionally monitor the gathered data and ensure that it is freely available to the public.
There are already more than sixty food and drink leading names involved, representing the industry across the full spectrum of the supply chain.
The new Nando’s in Hatters Way Retail Park, designed by Fusion Design and Architecture, has a total of 135 covers divided between the main restaurant floor, a mezzanine level, and some seating outside. I was commissioned to photograph and capture the design of the restaurant. The overall pattern of the incredible ceiling panels is repeated in the bright green metal seating divides which are in turn complimented by the fabrics of the seating. The lighting ranges from feature pendants that draw the eye upwards, to wall sconces and directional spot lighting. The tiling, wall art and flooring all contribute to produce another amazing Nando’s space.
Nando’s are always working towards improving their overall standards committing to achieving absolute zero direct emissions and reducing the carbon footprint of a Nando’s meal by a further 50% by 2030 while pledging significant improvements to chicken welfare by 2026.