A popular suburban London pub; the brief was to optimise the space and heritage of its previous existence as a bank whilst maximising the potential of the interior.
As a prominent bar on the Northcote Road, operators Fullers Smith & Turner wanted to update the existing space to demonstrate current food and drink trends in a characteristic environment.
Keeping the heritage of the building whilst creating a practical space for a busy London pub proved challenging at times, both the design and functionality needed to be carefully considered to ensure neither were compromised.
Exterior seating was limited so our designers set out to create seating making use of low level walls at windowsill height. High level ceilings needed to be broken up in order to create a warm, welcoming space.
Taking inspiration from banks past and present, we drew on elements from the 1930's around the time the bank was built. A mix of old adding machines and typewriters sit within an eclectic, pigeon hole style back bar, the bar front was designed with old bankers desks and teller stations in mind. The interior is divided up using traditional wood and glass screens to create snug booth areas within the main trading space.
CLIENT: Fuller Smith & Turner