Client Glendola Leisure Group
Location Glasgow, UK
2014 Blueprint Award Finalist
Jestico + Whiles worked closely with Glendola on the concept of Gordon Street Coffee. The venue, located next to the main entrance of Glasgow Central Station and above Alston Bar & Beef, offers fresh coffee, sweet and savoury treats displayed in grab and go display cabinets as well as cheeky schooners of Pilsner and Prosecco on tap. The coffee is prepared on site in a huge roaster to the delight of customers who can also buy “The Glasgow Roast”.
The space was conceived with a direct visual connection from outside to the inside activity of the café. The design takes inspiration from the rich history of the station with a display menu reminiscent of an old train station departure board.
The inclusion of a gallery level within the unit maximises the number of seated covers and presented the opportunity to create the new winding perforated steel staircase which takes customers up to the roasting level.
The branding, also designed by Jestico + Whiles, showcases a logo stamped on a striking aquamarine backdrop on all take away products. The commuters of Central Station enjoyed the unusual coffee cups so much that they have taken to posting photos of them on social media in various locations around Glasgow.