GORDON STREET COFFEE


Gordon St Coffee is the flagship store for the new Scottish coffee brand which takes its name from it’s location on Gordon St, in the heart of Glasgow’s West End. The unit is perched on the edge of the historic Glasgow Central Station and it’s shell is composed of the station’s Grade II Listed basalt stone structure. Within the demise of the double height unit a new mezzanine level was introduced to increase the number of seated covers and house the newly introduced Coffee roaster.

A hexagon mosaic floor references the motifs of old brasseries and contrasts the industrial blackened steel staircase which forms the main entrance to the unit, connecting it directly to the station concourse. The white Carrara marble counters create a sharp contrast to the existing basalt stone walls enclosing the space. Protected by a frameless glass enclosure these refrigerated marble slabs display the fresh food offer which accompanies the brand’s signature blend.

Alongside the interiors a new visual identity was created to launch the brand both physically within the unit and digitally, online and through bespoke mobile phone and tablet applications.

Work completed for Jestico & Whiles 2011-2014. Photography © Will Pryce