Food Nation

Healthy Eating café, Sandyford.

Food Nation is a Social Enterprise working to promote healthy eating nation wide. The Newcastle based team provides innovative food and nutrition services to schools, businesses and communities across the North East of England.

A new cafe restaurant in the vibrant heart of Sandyford has a remit to offer a new kind of fast food using fresh ingredients to promote healthy living.

Occupying a formerly vacant retail premises with residential accommodation on the upper floors, it is essential that the restaurant operation is efficient, odorless and quiet, in order to protect the residents amenity.

Working closely with specialist Mechanical, Electrical engineers and acoustic consultants (Apex Acoustics), the practice negotiated Planning Consent for a change of use which required careful insertion of a fully serviced kitchen extraction system with odour prevention and acoustic measures.

The team worked closely with Food Nation on design of the cafe’s layout and external space; due to open in January 2016.