University of Leeds - Café Maia

The University of Leeds approached us to develop a café with a very strong theme and ethos attached to it. The café had to be in harmony with the ‘green credentials’ of the building, and have this reflected every step of the process in all aspects of design, build and atmosphere.

Working to a tight brief didn’t mean a tight approach. Our teams and collaborating colleagues excelled in fusing design and build project management with a green perspective.

From the counter tops to the flooring and even the paint on the walls, everything in Café Maia has been made as eco-friendly as possible. Live plants were incorporated into the design for their reported health benefits, and the wall graphics and prints reinforce the Café’s commitment to using ethically sound products.

This is an example of a project that was driven by a single ethos. Every decision was made with the specific aim in mind, resulting in a very happy client, and planet.

JSH Project Management produced strong branding and marketing for Café Maia, whilst also developing a website to strengthen the brand presence.