Brief and Response
GLM’s surveying, architecture and project management expertise were utilised in converting a Grade B Listed redundant former banking hall into a high class and much publicised new concept in dining. GLM was commissioned to lead a design team to create a stylish and well
finished but also highly functional space on a tightly managed budget. Working on two levels, Contini Ristorante features an Italian café bar and restaurant at street level along with a stylish function room, kitchen and toilets below. The ornate and spacious hall was visually
divided into distinct areas by a bespoke designed bar which nevertheless respected and left intact the handsome architecture of the original space. This quickly and well deservingly became one of Edinburgh's trendiest café-bars.