Shock, horror . . . it’s over 20 years since this project was completed! We had great fun with it. As a working mens club (not a social club) - and one which at that time had not long permitted women to enter its hallowed walls, we were employed to design a major refurbishment.
Early ambitions to incorporate the first floor meeting space were quickly ruled out, but the ground floor was radically altered. A key feature was a new wider entrance - complete with a draft lobby and automatic door! A sculpted external stair to the rear terrace never transpired but the interior was gutted to provide a large space for snooker tables, darts area, new bar, toilet, sitting and dining spaces + dance floor.
The builder and his team did a great job, applying lots of savvy, enthusiasm and expeditiousness. Memo to self: must pay a return visit to see if it’s still in one piece!