GNA were commissioned by Calthorpe Estates to refurbish and extend a prominent Listed Building located the gateway of Calthorpe Estates. The brief was to design the first ‘drive through’ coffee shop in Birmingham.

Working closely with the local authority conservation officers, GNA produced a design guide that would influence the approach to produce a sympathetic extension that was required to support the requirements of the end user. The existing building took precedent over that of the considered modern extension, which housed the ‘front of house’ servery and the specific requirements of the ‘bump out’ window that serviced the ‘drive through’.