The Wilson

Sector: Café Bar & Restaurant Design

Services Rendered: Architecture, Interior Design, Pavement Café Design, Space Planning, Full Working Drawing Package, Procurement, Branding, 3D Visualisation, Licensing, Building Regulations, Project Management.

DEN Group was presented with a ground floor retail until vacant shell and the opportunity to create the entire concept for a Café Bar & Restaurant. Researching the local history of Hull, DEN set out to create an interior inspired by The Wilson shipping line, formally the world’s largest private ship-owner specialising in importing and steam shipping. The Wilson concept was perfect for the café bar and restaurant situated on Hull Marina.

Using reproductions of original The Wilson Line artwork to adorn the walls within the restaurant and printed aluminium walls to denote the shipping routes of The Wilson Line, the restaurant not only provides a fanciful dining venue but also celebrates the City’s successful history.


Since opening in 2010, DEN have extended the restaurant dining area providing a licensed private pavement café overlooking the Marina.