At the Heart of every college there is a hub for the students. Whether it be to socialise, eat or relax a hub has a very important part to play went it comes to creating a positive atmosphere around the campus. In the case of Hartpury College, Gloucester, their Graze canteen is the college hub. At the beginning of 2016, Hartpury College approached Cotswold Business Interiors, during a relationship spanning over 10 years and still going strong, with the challenge of renovating their Graze canteen. With 3,300 student mouths to feed this was a task that could not be taken on lightly. During the design development stages, the Project Manager Lloyd Coldrick kept in close contact with the client providing multiple finishes and product samples for the client to utilise. The design development stages used 3d visuals to ensure the layout and outcome would be exactly with Hartpury College wanted to adopt into their canteen space.
The final scheme features 216 colourful two tone laminate bistro chairs. Through a bold step from the Hartpury College Facilities Manager the vast space is now sprinkled with lime green and yellow, yet still sophisticated and warm through the use of the Zebrano wood finish. By randomly splashing the colours across the scheme, a relaxed homely feel is adopted, giving a welcoming yet fun atmosphere to the canteen space.