It was an honour for The Creative Group to be chosen to refit part of this beautiful heritage building established in 1872. The Canterbury Club is a member only facility catering in both accommodation and functions and offers exclusive Restaurant & Bar facilities. The project brief was to create a space within the Restaurant & Bar that was contemporary and relevant in the current market, it was to achieve a classic and elegant atmosphere and ambiance with a move away from the wood and leather of a traditional gentleman’s club.

The space had to feel warm, inviting and private for the members, introducing materials such as velvets, carpet and cushions softened the space and allowed the members to feel at home. Modernising the colour scheme and the application of deep buttoned and fluted upholsteries added texture and the appearance of a modern design, without forgetting the buildings history and the traditions of the club with its pedrigree liniking back to the great clubs of London. Vertical Timber wall panelling was designed to line up with the fluted fabric of the wall panels with timber mirrored around the bar front for continuity. The use of timber maintains the connection to the existing heritage elements within the building and using this material in a way that it integrated into the other design elements modernises the space.

Prior to the refit, the space had issues with sound absorption, the decision to adorn the walls with upholstery and timber along with suspended acoustic panels formed to mirror the custom made wall light fitting increased the acoustic quality of the space.

Natural earthy materials such as Stone, brass and glass were designed into the bar top and back bar, this tied into the heritage elements throughout the building and portrayed a richness to the space.

Location: 129 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch Central

Year: 2017

Size: 160sqm

Services: Space Planning . Interior Design . Hard Fitout co-ordination . Soft Fitout co-ordination . Detailed Drawings & documentation . Furniture solutions . Joinery Design & Detailing
Location: 129 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch Central

The Canterbury Club is a private members facility and we are not permitted to show images but it is worth a look!