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Packing a punch at Nanu Soda


When leading independent pub company Punch was looking to revitalise key meeting and training areas at the organisation's head office in Burton on Trent, they commissioned interior design specialists Nanu Soda to create a new vision for these collaborative spaces.  

Nanu Soda has a reputation for delivering innovative and bespoke interior design schemes for leisure and hospitality spaces. The team has worked with Punch for some years and manages 50-75 refurbishment projects at Punch premises across the UK annually.

This project involved two specific areas at Punch's head office. The cafeteria, which originally featured a few vending machines and plastic seating, has been completely reconfigured to create an authentic ‘contemporary pub' feel.

Designing in high end finishes and industrial style lighting has added to the ambience, which includes an attractive indoor alfresco area to create a more open impression of the great outdoors. Punch now has a totally new and interactive space for staff to enjoy their breaks, which is also suitable for internal meetings and meetings with customers.

Punch was also investing in an industry leading training facility featuring The Academy Kitchen for food development and The Academy Bar, a fully kitted bar and training cellar. The Academy also incorporates a 300-seater conference room.

Nanu Soda again focused on a design based around the public house concept, this time including some elements of the more traditional pub within the scheme. State of the art bar serveries form the central features, with the entire space reflecting a variety of quality materials including bespoke lighting which has really brought the area to life.

Alongside these two key spaces, Nanu Soda also specified finishes for the development kitchen, and has now begun work on a flagship project to redesign Punch's reception facility.

Commenting on the completed project, Stephen Allen, Property Director for Punch, is delighted with the end result. "These new areas are fantastic and provide a really welcoming and innovative environment for both our employees and publicans to use on a daily basis.  The team from Nanu Soda has successfully combined creativity and innovation with practicality and vision providing a facility to further develop training capabilities and increase customer engagement."

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