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Our latest restaurant design for hotel and leisure client Warner Hotels at their Grade 2 listed Alveston Hall wowed the judges of the European Restaurant within a Hotel category for the 2015 awards with our clever use of space and design to combine dining and entertainment in one room.


Sam Stokoe, Director and Design Lead at Newman Gauge says: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for The International Hotel and Property Awards. We love what we do, and we love working with Warner Hotels and their stunning, listed buildings. Designing the restaurant at Alveston Hall was a real pleasure and it’s great to receive international recognition for the project.”


“The challenge to create a multi-purpose venue to act as a breakfast room, dining room and entertainment space without appearing to be ‘one room’ without appearing plane was quite a feat. We’re really pleased with the finished Dining Hall and Cabaret Venue and so are Warner’s loyal customers who have praised the new restaurant design on TripAdvisor.”


The awards, hosted by design et al, a leading interior design magazine based in the UK are different to other design awards as they are not judged by a panel. Short listed projects are presented online, and voting is open to industry professionals as well as design et al readers, clients and customers. The awards celebrates and invites and receives entries from the world’s top architects, designers and hospitality operators confirming the Birmingham based agencies design credentials at a top level.