Aagrah Mid Point, Bradford, UK

Stephen George + Partners (SGP) was appointed by Aagrah, a well-known family chain of Indian restaurants in West Yorkshire, to refurbish a wedding venue in Bradford, one of the key considerations of the brief was to create a camera-friendly experience that customers would want to share with thousands of their social media followers.
  • Client

    Aagrah Mid

  • Services

    Interior Design + Fit-out

  • Sectors

    Leisure + Hospitality

  • Year Completed


  • Region

    Bradford, UK

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Aagrah’s icon is its elephant statue that sits proudly in front of the building.

When designing an Instagram-worthy wall, SGP’s designers thought it only right to incorporate both the elephant and colourful vibrancy of the Indian culture.

While creating a feeling of grandeur was at the heart of the brief, budget was a close second. Although detailed beading applied to all the walls was originally considered, SGP’s team identified a cost-effective solution in stylised wallpaper with a beaded trim to the top. This produced the same desired aesthetic but without the price tag.

Where feasible, SGP’s design sought to work with the existing fabric of the building and looked to cleverly re-use existing features.

The reception area now features a 3m tall, large-as-life, rich and colourful elephant mural with a rainbow of sequin-embellished umbrellas and intricate golden lanterns dazzling from above.

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