Nando’s returns to central Manchester once again with the opening of its third successful restaurant in the city, showcasing a landmark, two-floor design spearheaded by leisure hospitality specialists Harrison.
Part of a multi-million pound development at Manchester Piccadilly, near to the city’s main train station, the new venue embraces the restaurant’s modern Afro-Portuguese branding and gives a respectful nod to the location’s transport and industrial heritage.
Metal and reclaimed timber detailing are key elements of the new design at Nando’s Manchester Piccadilly, which includes bespoke flooring originally part of an old train carriage. Reclaimed palettes feature strongly in the ground floor scheme, partnering aged metal to accentuate the vast ceiling heights.
The overall design is a modern, geometric fusion of traditional materials and patterns, with the all-important Afro-Portuguese feel brought to the fore through patterned upholstery and a textured clay wall finish. Antique furniture and bold coloured pots punctuate the design perfectly, the latter a prominent and clever mimicry of African beads.
“This stand-out design is a thoughtful, artistic evolution of the Nando’s brand”, comments Harrison designer Julia Spencer. “It not only pays homage to Manchester’s successful past, it also heralds the city’s thriving future.”
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