London 2012

London Olympics 2012

At the end of 2011 Macdonald Design were approached by our commercial partners, Aguila Solutions, to take on the design element under their name for a major design-build contract in the Olympic North Park for London 2012. They were tendering to fit the food and drink concession units for the public, working for Amadeus Food.

Following a successful tender, Macdonald Design worked with Aguila to finalise the construction design on over 70 food and drink concessions that would serve the public in areas surrounding the Basketball, Hockey, Velodrome, Handball and Eton Manor venues. The work involved weekly design meetings with Amadeus producing visuals and drawings to help illustrate how these concessions would look and operate in order to achieve maximum throughput and revenue on every day of the Olympic and Paraolympic games.

The two key areas, the Champagne & Seafood Bar and Brasserie Restaurant, required particular design input from ourselves as the layouts were fairly open-ended when we were first commissioned. Following a detailed brief, the visuals we then produced were crucial in the development of the finalised design. These visuals are pictured above.

Once the designs were approved, Aguila completed the construction element of the project from April until just before the opening ceremony. The photos above show the finished restaurant and champagne bar being enjoyed by some of the thousands of park-goers that were in the North Park during the Olympic and Paraolympic period. This was a fantastic project to work on and one that will be treasured for years to come.