The client’s rationale was to create a freestanding restaurant with dine-in, take-away and drive thru service. Provision was to be made for dining on the external terrace.
The selection of internal materials, finishes and fixtures was to be of a high quality, so as to move the restaurant slightly more upmarket from the typical fast food restaurant. At the same time, the whole concept is relatively new and untried, and as such, capital costs for any new construction was to be strictly minimised.
Approximately 50% of the existing site was already developed as an off street car park. This area was to remain undisturbed as much as possible. The proposed restaurant had certain inherent design constraints, which restricted the options for building location and orientation. The drive thru lane is required to have sufficient queuing space for vehicles such that traffic movements in the remaining car park and surrounding streets would not be affected.”