North West architecture firm takes on London city pub revamp

A leading North West architecture and interior design practice is taking on an impressive renovation of popular London pub, The Prince Albert.

Appointed by Bartner Inns, DV8 Designs is undertaking a considerable project to increase the size and overall interior design of the Peckham-based gastro pub.

In addition to incorporating a rear extension, MD Lee Birchall and his team are creating a ‘stripped-back contemporary look’ by installing re-claimed flooring and tiles around the bar area, fitting new carpet in dining areas, and also introducing an ‘edgy rustic colour scheme’ together with matching decorative elements.

Lee said:

“It is great to further expand our portfolio in London and this venture will allow us to be even more creative due to its mass scale. Combing that size with its fashionable location, it means that our approach can offer something that’s a little bit different for a venue that was once very traditional.

“For us it’s all about taking The Prince Albert’s rustic charm and tying in a wealth of warm colours that will consist of rich red, green and neutral tones. Likewise, we will introduce timber panelling, exposed brick and a selection of fabric and leather upholstery to offer a multi-texture dimension.”

DV8 Designs, which was established in 2006, has attained high acclaim through its impressive and diverse portfolio that includes residential, bars, pubs, restaurants, hotels, leisure centres, swimming pools, spas, golf clubs and offices.

 Lee added:

“We hope to inject a new lease of life into the site by transforming the period building into the modern day. Whilst we will incorporate many current trends, the overall design will perfectly harmonise classic and contemporary gastro pub characteristics.”

The Prince Albert is set to open on Thursday, April 2.

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