Title: Pod cafe
MADE Architecture were awarded a construction project by Coventry City Council to assist in relocating their award winning mental health service, The POD Cafe.
Working with the existing listed building, the scheme retained key historic features such as original oak timber framing, fire place, Victorian era tiles etc. The original building accommodates a public vegan cafe. Within the extension there are office spaces, a studio and kitchen.
Consideration had to given to the lighting scheme, which for the service users, has to remain dim so as not to interfere with their medication.
Electrical kitchen equipment was used to avoid a commercial grade extraction system that would otherwise impact upon the character of the listed building.