RDA Named Finalist in Northern Design Awards 2017

Posted on the 8 November 2017

RDA Named Finalist in Northern Design Awards 2017

North east based RDA is through to the finals of this year's Northern Design Awards.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, RDA’s design and installation concept for LA diner themed The Counter, Glasgow has been shortlisted in the Restaurant and Bar category.

RDA was selected for The Counter by a premium Los Angeles, build-your-own-burger restaurant, to design and fit-out its first UK site. The Directors visited existing sites in the US before creating a bespoke, California-inspired design for the new restaurant at The Quay, Glasgow.

Nick Bradley, Director at Restaurant Design Associates, said: “To be through to the finals of the Northern Design Awards for this project is fantastic, especially against some tough northern competition.

“The RDA team were thrilled to have helped bring US dining concept The Counter to Glasgow. To introduce some of the California sunshine to Glasgow, we included a wall-long façade featuring Santa Monica Beach, paying homage to the first opening for The Counter in Los Angeles. This sits alongside the ‘Burger Love’ wall, which offers diners the perfect backdrop for selfies and social media snaps – inspired by Los Angeles street art.”

RDA were also recently shortlisted in the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2017 for The Budgie Bar, London against internationally renowned agencies and in this year’s Catering Insight Awards in both the Distributor of the Year Northern England and Digital Initiative categories. Winners will be announced on 23 November in a ceremony in London.

RDA will find out if they have won the Northern Design Awards prestigious accolade on Friday 24th November at the iconic Principal Hotel, Manchester.

One of the judges for The Northern Design Awards, Linda Barker said:  "It's a privilege to be part of the illustrious judging panel and to be part of the growing phenomena that is 'The Northern Design Awards' The award ceremony is always one of the most glamorous events in my diary, a fabulous event that celebrates the power of the North"

To view more details about the event then please click here www.northerndesignawards.co.uk