Huge congrats to the Harrison design team behind The Forge in London and, above all, to our client Novus Leisure for winning best Late Night Venue at this year’s 2015 Late Night Awards.
Organised by the ALMR, the trade body for licensed hospitality retailers, the awards pay tribute to the dynamism and hard work of the UK’s night-time economy and recognise those that stand out in the sector.
Over 300 guests gathered at London’s Café de Paris at the end of October for the awards presentation.
Capitalising on the growing popularity of ‘foodie pubs’, Harrison has been working closely with independent pub operator The City Pub Company (East) to refurbish Grade II listed The Georgian Townhouse in Norwich.
Completed within a tight timescale and budget, this one-time steak restaurant has been totally redesigned to create a stylishly upmarket 450 cover pub/restaurant with the character and flexibility of ambience to attract families as well as adult-only custom.
Heading up Harrison’s team was Andrew Kirk, who said: “Harrison has significant experience of redesigning period buildings, which meant we could hit the ground running with this project.
“With careful regard to planning restrictions, we looked at the allocation of floor space between the elements of the building and devised a new layout which would help maximise the profitability of the venue, particularly its operational capacity.”
The ensuing redesign introduces character to the interior of the building, with a scheme that is strikingly classic, but with quirky elements to create interest and energy.
The styling continues within the six bedrooms at The Georgian Townhouse, all created with a strong emphasis on quality and character.
Andrew Kirk added: “The overall feel of The Georgian Townhouse is certainly unique. It stands out with an historic presence, successfully modernised for a complete palette of target customer groups.”