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Garden Centres


261 / 25 / 125 sqm



Whitegates Nursery

RDA have worked with Whitegates Nursery in North Yorkshire over a number of years. A family business, Whitegates was established over 50 years ago. Owners Claire and John Grainge initially approached RDA when they were looking to renovate the existing catering facilities as part of the ongoing improvements and expansions at Whitegates. Claire said: “I wanted something different to the traditional bland look and feel of many garden centre cafes. I was immediately attracted to what RDA could offer and liked that they were a like- minded, family business. I really felt they understood the brief and was confident that they would create something special whilst retaining the individuality and family atmosphere which has become synonymous to Whitegates.” Undertaking our initial project, the Cafe re-design, our team worked with Claire to bring her vision to life creating a warm and welcoming country kitchen restaurant environment with a contemporary twist. To represent the botanical surroundings, green was the predominant colour, but with olive tones and more delicate shades. This was contrasted with bold coloured furniture such as dark teal, violet blue and blush pink chairs against statement floral fabrics and raw wooden panelling to the walls, which was painted green. Back of house we also designed and installed a new commercial kitchen. Subsequent projects have included extending the kitchen, works to their retail space and most recently the design and build of a new Cafe seating area.
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