2nd March 2020

City Vaults Pub

The City Vaults Pub & Food House is one of our latest projects, handing over for Christmas 2019. The brief was to maintain the traditional ‘character pub’ in the original building with modern industrial ‘twists’. An adjacent old store and cellar adopted a sympathetic industrial theme.

Many months were spent developing the design for this listed property. A vast range of materials, lighting and furniture were researched before finally creating a fantastic scheme.

We designed dining and drinking areas that merged seamlessly in order to link the two buildings. Problems were incurred however, when a concrete ring beam was discovered within the meter thick walls. This prompted some radical re-designs with the added pressure of a Christmas deadline. The final outcome though, actually added to the character of the scheme. The City Vaults Pub & Food House was born again!

The scheme has retained the traditional Victorian features of the original City Vaults while creating contemporary dining and cellar areas. Exposed brick walls and steel columns have been supplemented with aged tiles and LED neon signs. The City Vaults has been transformed and is now a great venue with multi use spaces.

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