On Saturday 4 July, there will be a series of lockdown-easing measures that mean restaurants can reopen to the public. Some will be opening their doors & others will continue to supply click & collect plus delivery.
In celebration of this I wanted to showcase the new Nando’s in Manchester White City retail park which I photographed. Nando’s boasts 5 restaurants in Manchester, with the White City location being a stones throw away from Old Trafford.
Previously home to a Pizza Hut the location has been miraculously transformed by Fusion dna. The exterior is unrecognisable from its former self. Angular wooden slat screens adorn the front of the building with wooden cladding & a feature rusted metal panelled wall at the rear.
The restaurant is a lesson in “how to design for both day & night” with the exterior changing as the sun goes down to stand out and welcome its guests.
Inside is a splendour of Nando’s colours, patterns, textures, and materials. Notable features are a set of three seating booths with wooden slat dividers and a full Monty tree; wall coverings ranging from rusted metal panels to spectacular tiles; bespoke wooden furniture and lighting; and dynamic bright green metal dividers.