A natural and wholesome café experience for British Airways Waterside.

  • Brand new ‘Espresso Café’ for British Airways Heathrow-based HQ
  • Wholesome and eco-friendly design inspired by nature
  • Our second instalment at BA following our ‘Pavement Café ‘ micro market


In the latter half of 2023, our team were at British Airways’ Waterside head office, completing the finishing touches of our latest ‘Espresso Café’ for the Heathrow-based global airline and UK flag carrier. This was ifse’s second time completing a project on behalf of BA, following a ‘Pavement Café’ micro market installed many years ago that remains today.


Working closely with on-site caterer Baxterstorey and the British Airways team, we were tasked with creating a destination inspired by nature and keeping with surrounding space, where staff could grab a coffee, collaborate with colleagues and enjoy a nutritious lunch.


The end result was an original and wholesome café experience, complete with plenty of greenery, a vibrant living wall, an illuminated map of the world and a wide variety of seating options to suit any occasion, from secluded pods to open booths. The bright and airy space was lit up by a combination of hanging pendant lights and an abundance of natural light from the surrounding windows.

Fantastic work by Sales Director John Moores and our talented designers for their close work with on-site caterer BaxterStorey to help develop this space, who we are very thankful for allowing us to transform their vision into a reality.

A huge congratulations also to our Head of Construction Neil Clark, Building Works Coordinator Harry Simpkin, Storers Ltd and the rest of the ifse build team for working relentlessly to finish this impressive project on time and within budget.

Abigail Austin, Account Director for BA at Baxterstory, said about the project:

“Great as always to work with John Moores and the ifse team, we are delighted with the finished space, and looking forward to getting underway with the (ifse) projects elsewhere on the BA Campus.” 

John Moore, Sales Director at ifse and point of contact for the project, added:

“This was another seamless project delivered for BA on behalf of Baxterstorey by the ifse team. It was an absolute pleasure to reunite with our old trusted clients and partner with them both on this project. Congratulations to our build team for an amazing result.”