Since opening in October 2015, Newcastle’s Fenwick Food Hall has become a national success. We spoke to Fenwick’s Head of Food and Restaurants, Rhys McKinnell, to talk about the Food Halls success and their customers reaction.



In 2013 CADA Design were briefed to create the interior design for a number of specialist fresh food departments including fishmonger, meat and game specialists (local supplier Blagdon Farm), chocolatiers, coffee roasters and a juice bar. The choice for customers wishing to dine in is provided by four distinct offers: Mason + Rye, a patisserie and bakery incorporating a café and seating area; Fuego, a Mediterranean wine bar and restaurant; Ko Sai, specialising in Asian street food, and a seafood bar from the Saltwater Fish Company. All individual elements combine to create a cohesive space that communicates the sophistication of the new-look Food Hall.

“CADA Design were appointed to deliver a strong visual identity and stylish interiors for the new Food Hall within our Newcastle store. The brief given to CADA was to redesign the existing 10,000 sq ft space, ensuring that its 17 departments received individual shop fits and distinct identities while also fitting together as part of a single Food Hall brand. We enjoyed working with CADA and are very pleased with the result.” – Rhys McKinnell.

We were delighted to hear that the performance was as impressive as customer performance. Rhys confirmed that from mid October to the end of December, Fenwick’s Food Hall has traded up an impressive 46% on the previous year.

Alongside Fenwick’s statistics, Fenwick Food Hall has been shortlisted for this years World Retail Awards ‘Store Design of the Year’. The ceremony is being held this Thursday in Dubai. Our fingers are crossed, and we wish all who are shortlisted the best of luck!



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