Malaysian coffee shop chain plans more sites

A Malaysian coffee shop chain called Beanstock is being created following a successful launch in Kuala Lumpur. – Interior design for both the original site and now a second location is by London architect Eric Parry Associates.

A Malaysian coffee shop chain called Beanstock is being created following a successful launch in Kuala Lumpur.

Interior design for both the original site and now a second location is by London architect Eric Parry Associates.

The first Beanstock cost12 000 in construction costs and is in the basement of a Kuala Lumpur office block. It is designed to attract the passing customer, and represents a similar niche market to the UK’s Costa Coffee chain, according to the practice’s architect Henry Teo.

Client Dawntree Coffee hopes the chain will be popular with large corporate companies. The first Beanstock aims to provide a “quick change of scene, or an early morning coffee spot for office workers. We designed it like a casual bar so they won’t linger”, explains Teo.

The second Beanstock is in a shopping centre. It will be larger, with a seating area.

Future outlets are planned for Singapore and other cities in Malaysia; stations and airports are also targeted. The project architect is Nick Jackson.

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