This high-profile restaurant design project was the final phase of Opera North’s transformational works. The restaurant sits directly off New Briggate, adjacent to Leeds Grande Theatre, and is housed in the dramatic and newly re-instated George Corson façade of stone pillars and arched brickwork.
The design is split over a range of vaerying levels to tie in with the existing fabric and make the most of the two seldom seen and underutilised Victorian basements. An intricate exposed steel frame was introduced to open up the space and delicately remove the structural separating walls. Working closely with Opera North and Fresh Element, the catering consultant, Enjoy Design carefully managed the Listed Building process to create a unique and contemporary offering sympathetic to its surroundings.
‘Enjoy Design have been instrumental in helping us to conceive, and visualise, the latest exciting transformation of our treasured premises’
RICHARD ASHTON, GENERAL MANAGER, OPERA NORTH
Photos by Jo Ritchie. www.joritchiephoto.com