Eating, drinking and sleeping case studies

  • East Beach CafeEast Beach Cafe, Littlehampton

    Inspired by weather-beaten driftwood, the radical sculptural design of the East Beach Café has put Littlehampton onto the architectural map. Designed by Heatherwick Studio.

  • Charter QuayCharter Quay, Kingston-upon-Thames

    A riverside development combining homes, shops, restaurants and a theatre has turned Charter Quay into a new destination for Kingston-upon-Thames. Designed by John Thompson and Partners.

  • The Café in the Square, BrindleyplaceThe Cafe in the Square, Birmingham

    The sculptural design of The Café in the Square forms a social and visual centrepiece for the Brindleyplace development. Designed by CZWG Architects.

  • Oxo Tower Restaurant, Bar and BrasserieOxo Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie, South Bank, London

    The conception and design of the Oxo Tower restaurant, bar and brasserie intelligently exploit the spectacular panoramic views offered by the site. Designed by Lifschutz Davidson.

  • Extreme AcademyExtreme Academy, Newquay, Cornwall

    The Beach Hut Café and Extreme Academy sports centre have a casual, laid-back character that reflects Newquay's surf lifestyle. Designed by Andrew Dart.

  • Hotel TresantonHotel Tresanton, St Mawes, Cornwall

    Hotel Tresanton in St Mawes was refurbished to create a contemporary hotel with a casual but elegant atmosphere in keeping with its seaside village location. Designed by Olga Polizzi.

  • Southport Pier PavilionSouthport Pier Pavilion, Southport, Merseyside

    The steel, glass and aluminium structure of the Southport Pier Pavilion complements the Victorian pier and provides a focal point for visitors throughout the year. Designed by shedkm.

  • Quay BarQuay Bar, Manchester

    The strong elevations of Manchester's Quay Bar give the building a clear presence from the canal, the street above and neighbouring tram routes. Designed by Stephenson Bell Architects.

  • Duke of York SquareDuke of York Square, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

    The retail court and public space within Chelsea's Duke of York Square offers an inviting retreat from the King's Road. Designed by Paul Davis & Partners and Elizabeth Banks Associates.

  • GrassrootsGrassroots, West Ham, London

    Innovative design and high environmental standards have made the Grassroots community centre a neighbourhood landmark that local people are proud to use. Designed by Eger Architects.