Our project for an extension to The Grapes pub on Roscoe Street in Liverpool has now been completed on site. The project aimed at refurbishing the existing building - a fragment from a previous Georgian terrace - and erecting an extension on the site of the former beer garden.
The design of the extension allowed for the creation of a new drinking area facing the street at ground level and a new roof terrace above onto which the beer garden was relocated. This is screened from the street by the parapet wall of the extension which was designed as an ornate ‘dutch-gable’ and features a bull’s-eye window with a black concrete surround.
The project was delivered as a traditional contract which we administered during construction as the project progressed. The intentions of the client with regards to the overall design were to try to refurbish the building and enlarge it without compromising the character of the old buildings for which the pub is well known.
Internally, works have been kept to a minimum with only the necessary rebuilding of the toilet block to accommodate the new staircase leading to the new kitchen and roof terrace. In terms of the decorations, the client was keen to refresh the existing bar with their trusted palette of colours - terracotta and Spanish brown - and extend this to the surfaces of the new extension.