Grisley Bear


The client briefed us to convert a very small space beneath their offices in Richmond into a café/catering shop. Co-lab Architecture's solution needed to allow maximum bench space for catering preparation whilst still offering appropriate access for customer ordering, waiting and quick sit-down coffees.

Our design uses timber throughout to enhance the perception of welcoming accommodation of customers in exchange for the limited space available. The kitchen design is open and visible providing customers a ‘stage-like’ spectacle of a bustling kitchen, once again, removing focus from their limited room to move whilst they wait for their order to be fulfilled.