The restoration and transformation of a dilapidated Grade II listed former meat warehouse became the new home of London’s hottest eaterie. The structure was gutted and a new steel and glass rooftop extension with city skyline views was negotiated with English Heritage.
The design intention was to create an easy-going, relaxed venue, in sync with good quality food and unpretentious menu. The conversion provided four floors of bars and eating. The design of the three separate kitchens was coordinated within the existing structure, three moods created for the three eating experiences.
JWA were called back to refurbish the ground floor, the client commented its years of hard punishment were a result of its success. Smiths were impressed the design had ‘worn in, not worn out’!