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Transforming a Grade 1 listed building into a vibrant space!

7th December 2023Blog PostSustainability

One of our Hertfordshire clients based in a Grade 1 listed building required their function room and kitchen to be updated. They contacted our Crown Workspace Interiors and Fit Out department with a brief to design and update these areas to give a contemporary look and feel but retain the historic features and work within the listed building guidelines. The brief also gave a short timeline to achieve this.

Project Solution

Crown Workspace was tasked with removing the old decorations, fixtures and fittings, which included:

  • Carpets and vinyl flooring
  • Bar area
  • Kitchen
  • Window blinds

Our interior designer designed and suggested alternatives to minimise the work but achieve a first-class finish and look the client wanted. There was extensive surface-fitted air conditioning pipework in the function room. A false ceiling was erected to cover this up and achieve the contemporary design; it was then completed with stunning light features to compliment the space.

The outdated carpet was removed, and, in its place, a timber look, luxury vinyl tile was installed to enhance the area further.

Next, the kitchen was stripped to its bare bones, and the walls were cladded in hygienic, wipe-clean materials that were easy to keep clean and perfect for a busy function kitchen.

All the stainless-steel equipment was sourced and replaced, finishing the area and providing a modern fit for the kitchen.

In the function room, we added panelling to the walls and gave them a sleek grey finish to make the space feel more neutral, contemporary, and inviting for the guests. Exposed brickwork was left to highlight the building’s historic beauty.

Project Feedback

Working closely and consulting with our client, we were able to transform the outdated, tired-looking function room into a bright and vibrant space perfect for any function.

It was a significant investment on the part of the local Council, but it was worth every penny; the difference is truly impressive!

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