Manchester based interiors and branding business NoChintz, has announced that it will launch a second Foundation Coffee House in 2018.
Following the success of the initial Foundation Coffee House, located in the Northern Quarter, the new site will be located at the city’s Whitworth Locke, close to Canal Street in Manchester. The launch of its second concept will kick off an exciting expansion programme with future plans to open up to ten venues across Greater Manchester over the next five years.
NoChintz, which also boasts its own portfolio of leisure sector businesses – designed and launched the maiden coffee house which opened its doors just under three years ago. It has transformed the vast, 330m2 ground floor unit at the Grade II Listed Sevendale House on Lever Street into a coffee house concept by adopting an eclectic industrial theme with contemporary references to Manchester’s Victorian heritage.
Foundation Coffee House has established itself as one of the city’s most attractive venues; the 130 covers are regularly occupied by freelancers and workers from the local Northern Quarter community and there is a regular calendar of yoga, film nights and other events that take place.
Speaking of the news NoChintz and Foundation Coffee House director, Dominic Beardwell – who also owns the TRAIN gyms across Greater Manchester, said: “I am delighted that we are now able to share the news of our second Foundation site.
“NoChintz is a creative, tenacious design studio from which we not only product great client work, but also invest in our own projects – quite a unique move for a business like ours. It shows clients how confident we are in our work as we are literally putting our money where our mouths are and utilising the expertise and creativity of our great team to bring amazing interiors, branding and graphics into the hospitality sector.”
In addition to the second venue at Whitworth Lock in 2018 and plans for up to 10 sites across Greater Manchester by the end of 2020, there are also plans for a range of mobile services for concessions and events.
Concluded Dominic: “We gathered so much experience evolving the first site from a coffee house through to a social hub and somewhere now serving our own food, as well as craft beer.
“We’ll take all of that forward into the next venue; we are creating brilliant, versatile designs which will allow visitors to enjoy movie nights, fitness classes, yoga, educational sessions – as well as like-minded businesses using both Foundation venues as a meeting and events space.
“The concept undoubtedly works both visually and practically, and the aesthetic that we’ve grown to know and love will feature heavily in our second venue.”