Imium is a UK leading Commercial Interiors design and build specialist headquartered in Cardiff, South Wales.
Imium has been working in partnership with some of the UK’s most successful companies in the hospitality and leisure sectors for two decades, for over 20 years we have set out to Design, Develop and Deliver spaces that improve the experience for staff and customers alike, helping to support and grow businesses.
Imium is unique. We take pride in being forward thinkers; aligning style with service and appropriate thoughtful design with efficient communication. Through experience, we pride ourselves on not only offering quality relevant design and project management but delivering quality materials and end results.
Not many design and build companies leave the building until last. We do. We put people first. We are experts in understanding how space can be used to bring out the very best in people. Our integrated design, develop and deliver process ensures this understanding filters through every stage.
We challenge and redefine the thought surrounding what a space can be and how it should be used.
The IV Lounge
The IV Lounge is located at The University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff and is a space for all the medical students who are on placement from Cardiff University to catch up on work and unwind. Given the quiet location at the far end of the hospital and the new design, the space is also popular with the other members of staff that work within the hospital who want to get away from the large crowds in other areas of Wales’ biggest hospital.
The design of The IV Lounge was to make the cafe area feel less like a canteen and more of space that encourages users to use it to dine, work or socialise. The IV Lounge has a range of different seating areas including upholstered bench seating, booths, dining and bar height tables to suit the different uses. The main objective is to make the cafe area more efficient and reduce queue times. Working alongside the students and staff at The University we developed the space to improve the flow by re-purposing the existing unused bar as a coffee server, therefore, dividing the current covers between this and the existing cafe.
Cardiff University – Julian Hodge Building
Food company Itsu is the inspiration behind the design of the canteen in Julian Hodge. The interiors are cheerful and welcoming with elements of Asian aesthetics such as light timber finishes and paper screens. With splashes of bright pinks and yellows, this concept is reflected in the designs of Julian Hodge’s canteen. Overall the walls and flooring remain minimalistic, yet blasts of vibrant colours appear in the furniture and fittings.
The first of the chain to come to the UK, Coffee Planet approached us to design their first café in the United Kingdom.
The heart of Coffee Planet’s brand is the coffee beans and its importance on where it is roasted. The overall design is rich with features that are reflective of its history and brand ethos. Through the use of key materials such as brass, feature bespoke tiles of a historic Arabic print and key details such as lighting with vintage bulbs that reflect the warmth of the brand. The interior design and brand are also reflective of this – welcoming and relaxed with a touch of raw – a space to offer a place for customers to enjoy food, coffee and to hang out, work and socialise.
The new space is reflective of the brand – rich and raw – these accentuate the look and reflect its rich history but also keeping a contemporary look. They not only connect the design with their chain in UAE but also emulates the brand of coffee through its interior.
Stadium Plaza is one of the major hospitality and entertainment hotspots in the centre of Cardiff, located next to the Principality Stadium (formerly the Millenium Stadium) and a short work from Cardiff Central Train Station. Stadium Plaza is home to major companies such as Vue, Superbowl and Pure Gym and is one of the most popular attractions in the city.
Situated opposite the new Central Square development and the new BBC Wales headquarters, Stadium Plaza was starting to show its age compared to the newer high-quality office buildings in the area. As part of the plans to redevelop the ageing Stadium Plaza, Naissance Capital contacted Imium to assist with the refurbishment and ensure that it remains an attractive destination for families and groups in Cardiff over the next several years.
Working alongside a local architect the brief was to create a modern and inviting space that greeted customers as they entered the building. Central to the design is the bespoke feature light designed by Design Haus Liberty in London, it is a 2700 piece fibre optic chandler called “Birds In Flight”. The feature light has 2700 individual handcrafted brass pendants that are designed to replicate a flock of birds migrating for the winter.