University of Nottingham
Services used

Design consultation
Bespoke manufacturing
Professional installation

University of Nottingham: Portland Building Café

A calming sanctuary between lectures, Portland Coffee Co, at the University of Nottingham serves quality drinks in stylish and welcoming surroundings.

In collaboration with the Russel Partnership, Deanhouse was commissioned to strip out the existing café to make way for Portland Coffee Co.

The client wanted an attractive and comfortable space for students and staff to meet between lectures and enjoy good quality coffee in comfort and style.

Key to the brief was the desire for a multifunctional space, featuring a mix of seating styles with mobile booths, large communal tables, and comfy sofas.

A rich colour scheme, beautiful wooden floors, exposed ceilings, and feature lighting were also on the wish list. Along with a linear coffee counter, for improved customer experience and queue flow.

I have been using Deanhouse Interiors since June 2022. I am very happy with the value they provide, and their customer service. And they turn around quotations really quickly. I need bespoke joinery display equipment for my business, which Deanhouse has the capability to manufacture in their spacious workshop facility. The team are all very friendly and cannot do enough for you. They have never let me down on delivery dates, or the quality of their workmanship. I hope to deal with them on all my joinery manufacturing requirements going forward.
Adrian Miller
Director, Millerbrown Group
Deanhouse is an integral part of our supply chain when choosing a shopfitting contractor.They know what they’re doing, and their work is always of the highest quality. We’ve got a working relationship with them going back over 12 years, so we’re really happy with the standard of their work.They’re always super quick to get back to us with quotes and the whole process of working with them is smooth and easy from start to finish.
Scott Gibb
Senior Quantity Surveyor at RDA
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Senior Quantity Surveyor at Marshall Construction

15 years of quality workmanship

We’ve been providing high-quality bespoke joinery manufacturing and shopfitting for over 15 years. Based in Yorkshire, we cover the whole of the UK, working in a variety of sectors, including hospitality, retail, B&I, education and healthcare.

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