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Le Café Des Anglais Case Study

Le Café Des Anglais

  • Architect: Stiff & Trevillion
  • Contractor: Chartwell FM

Le Café des Anglais is a grand art deco restaurant located in the Whiteley's Centre, Bayswater. The restaurant was conceived by the renowned chef and Financial Times columnist Mr Rowley Leigh. The restaurant is renowned for its cuisine and atmosphere receiving high praise from the critics;

Matthew Norman - The Guardian January 2007

"Le Café Des Anglais which has as its name implies seeks to combine the all-day bustle of a grand, art deco Parisian brassierie with fundamentally English cooking"

Caswell were employed to design build and commission the ventilation and air conditioning systems to provide customers and staff within the restaurant and kitchen with a quality environment in which to dine and to work.

This was a turnkey project for Caswell, from the early stages of outline design through to commissioning of the systems and finally the restaurant opening. Our designers worked closely with Richard Blandy of Stiff and Trevillion to provide a quality environment whilst minimising the impact on the Architects design scheme.

Charles Campion - This is London December 2007

"This venture is a master class in how to deliver the kind of restaurant that the public wants."

The full scope of Caswell's work comprised, design, air conditioning, kitchen extract ventilation, thermal insulation, manufacture and installation of kitchen canopies, HVAC control system and commissioning.