Linskill Centre, North Shields
Interior Design Consultant
The Linksill Centre is community hub for the local residents and businesses of North Shields. Formerly the Linskill School, the café was an important feature in the day-to-day life of the centre, but was operating from a make-do facility made of donated kitchen units and equipment. The managed to receive funding to refurbish the kitchen with new state-of-the-art equipment, expanding the space at the same time.
Interior layouts, finishes and branding were developed in consultation with the staff which were then presented to a community group. The name and logo, was chosen by vote, to reflect the year the school was opened in 1932.
Since the café was opened, with a revamped menu, it has gone strength to strength, more than doubling its turnover. It continues to be a valued resource and popular venue for the local community.