Adam’s Restaurant in Birmingham

We’ve had a busy few months here at the Heterarchy studio with some exciting projects and a brand new website about to launch. Most exciting on the project front is the new ‘pop-up’ restaurant in Birmingham for Michelin starred chef Adam Stokes. The restaurant opened on Friday 12th April. We were delighted to be involved in this exciting restaurant project which will be added to our project gallery soon.

Five River’s scoops Newcomer of the Year 2012 at the British Curry Awards

We’re delighted to find out that Five Rivers A La Carte, the contemporary Indian fine dining restaurant in Walsall, has taken the award for Newcomer of the Year 2012 for the Midlands. This comes hot on the heels of winning the Hello Curry award. Shamim HM, Group Sales & Marekting Director had this to say: ‘We were honored to have won the Hello Curry Awards earlier this year, let alone to go on to win Newcomer of the Year at such a prestigious awards ceremony as the British Curry Awards. I am extremely proud of everyone who has worked so hard to get us here.’

Five Rivers A La Carte opened early in 2012 to rave reviews. Click here to see this project in our gallery >

Interior design for a seriously glamorous toilet

Designer toilet black

We don’t get to design that many toilets but the brief for this one was hard to resist. Asked to create a toilet that would make an impression, the toilet in question is part of a larger residential extension and conversion for a long-standing client of ours (more on the rest of the scheme to come).

With high gloss black ‘brick’ tiles, a traditional toilet and cistern in black from Imperial Bathrooms, high gloss black cantilevered vanity unit, a beautiful polished brass and brushed stainless bowl from William Holland, wall mounted brushed stainless mixer tap, bright brass cornicing framing a back-lit stretched ceiling, this really is the most elaborate toilet we’ve ever designed. The flooring, shown as solid wood parquet, will in fact be Yorkstone flags.

Antique bronze mirrors above the tiles help to increase the sense of space, whilst randomly placed framed pictures in a variety of styles provides a visual counter-point set against a flat black wall.

This is glamour and style that’s also a little bit tongue-in-cheek, making a bold statement whilst not taking itself too seriously!

Bespoke lighting feature for entrance lobby

bespoke lighting feature design

We’ve just received a sneak preview photo of the bespoke lighting feature for the entrance lobby of a soon to complete project (which will remain nameless for now as I don’t want to spoil our clients grand unveiling!). Large circular halos in silver and bronze combine with finely textured glass balls to create an impact upon entering the building. Due to complete at the end of October, keep an eye out for a full photo shoot once all of the interiors are finished.

Meeting room design for Media Maker

Meeting Room Interior Design Option 1

Meeting Room Interior Design 2

We were recently asked by creative agency Media Maker to design and implement a meeting room for their Nottingham HQ. They wanted something a bit different that would reflect the creative and often cutting-edge nature of what they do – to make things more interesting we only had three weeks to design, source and implement the scheme, meaning we could only incorporate things that were readily available. We do love a challenge, needless to say we delivered the finished meeting room on time and within budget. See the above two visuals – we gave the client two options, which do you think they went for? Watch out for the photographs of the finished scheme to be added to our project gallery.

Planning approved for Flying Horse Walk shopping arcade refurbishment in Nottingham

Shopping Arcade Retail Interior Design

The proposed refurbishment of the Flying Horse walk shopping arcade in Nottingham has been granted Planning approval. Designed by the Heterarchy team, the refurbishment will further strengthen the Flying Horse Walk as the shopping arcade for independent and boutique retailers within Nottingham. The aim of the design scheme is to re-establish the historic, period character of this landmark site, whilst giving it a contemporary twist – entirely in keeping with the caliber of tennants, which includes Vivienne Westwood and The Cheese Shop.

The refurbishment includes work to the interior of the arcade as well as both facades, bringing back the iconic Flying Horse as a symbol of the strength and diversity of the retail economy in Nottingham.

New flagship site for Loc8me

Estate Agents Interior Design Midlands UK

Work has recently commenced on site for the new flagship student lettings office in Loughborough for Loc8me. Designed by the Heterarchy studio, we worked closely with the Loc8me team to develop a concept that was in line with their innovative and creative approach to student lettings. Converting what was previously a used car showroom, the interior design juxtaposes angular and geometric elements with the raw character of the shell. Keep an eye out for updates as the work progresses.

Project update – The Cedar restaurant and dining at Ashorne Hill complete

Ashorne Hill restaurant interior design

Completed in late 2011, the new restaurant and dining facility at the Ashorne Hill training and conference venue in Warwickshire is proving to be a huge success. Transforming what was a 1970′s extension to the main Grade II Listed building, the key aim of the design was to create a restaurant interior that is contemporary yet feels like a natural progression from the Great Hall within the historic building.

Ashorne Hill are part of the Conference Centres of Excellence organisation, delivering specialised training and conference facilities. Visit their website >

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Childrens reading room for LOROS bookshop

We’re delighted with the finished result of our ’60 Hour Makeover’ for the 2011 Thomas May Executive Quest, where we completely transformed the interior of the childrens room in the LOROS bookshop on Queens Road in Leicester into a magical woodland room with toad stool seats and astro-turf flooring. Alongside carrying out the work within our target of 60 hours we also managed to raise almost £2000 for LOROS and Prostaid, so a huge thank you for everyone who kindly donated.

Special thanks must also go to the companies that kindly donated all of the building materials - EH Smith builders merchantJohnstones Leyland paintsNextHarrison SurfacingPCF DisplaysPaul Hunt Woodworking and Fullsquare for printing and graphics.

The room has been a complete hit with the bookshops younger clientele, creating a space that will hopefully drive more sales of childrens books and help to raise even more money for LOROS. We were only too happy make our contribution to these two worthy causes, even though the (very long) weekend we spent was quite a grueling undertaking!

Project update – private members lounge

We’re delighted with the recently completed private members lounge at the Regency Hotel in South Kensington. It’s been well received by the client, the hotels guests as well as getting some great coverage in the press. Providing an added value facility for the hotels premium clientele, it includes an ‘honesty bar’, discreet technology with concealed power and connectivity for laptops and AV equipment. This new private members lounge is helping the hotel in the ever increasing competitive landscape of London hotel and hospitality venues. The overall feel of the interior is a warm, intimate and contemporary space.

See recent press coverage of this project >

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