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New staff coffee shop for Glasgow City Chambers, courtesy of QED

New staff coffee shop for Glasgow City Chambers, courtesy of QED

Quality Equipment Distributors (QED), based in Glasgow, is a leading UK designer and supplier of modular bar, coffee shop and food service equipment, with a large selection of contemporary and classic module styles for catering and retail environments.

The company was recently appointed to supply a new coffee shop display counter and back bar system for the staff relaxation area in Glasgow City Chambers.

In the very heart of Glasgow, the City Chambers is one of the city’s most important and prestigious buildings. A grand and imposing edifice overlooking George Square, the City Chambers is an impressive symbol of Glasgow’s political strength and historical wealth. Completed in 1888, for over a hundred years, it has been the headquarters of successive councils serving the City of Glasgow.

The coffee shop system was commissioned by Encore Hospitality Services, part of the Cordia Group, in partnership with Glasgow City Council. They selected QED’s Italian style ‘Zen’ range, an ultra-contemporary design in contrast with the traditional surroundings of City Chambers.

The system comprises modular bars and counters in a mirrored finish, together with a drop-in refrigerated serve-over counter and matching back bar shelving and storage. The scheme was installed by QED’s own shopfitting team, and is already proving to be very popular with staff and visitors

Commenting on the installation, Ian Boardley of Encore Hospitality Services said: ‘We have worked with QED on a number of projects in Glasgow. Their coffee shop systems are both stylish and practical and their design and installation service is very professional.’

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