West Street uses Wells Mackereth

Wells Mackreth has designed a restaurant, bar and hotel room complex in London, named West Street after its location, which opens on 19 September.

Wells Mackereth has designed a restaurant, bar and hotel room complex in London, named West Street after its location, which opens on 19 September.

As well as two restaurants and a bar, the venue incorporates a private dining room and three hotel bedrooms, each with an individual design theme.

Of these, one room incorporates a stone theme, with pale and neutral colours and a rooftop garden. A second room has predominately white with red leather furnishings. The largest room, at the top of the complex, has a vaulted ceiling and stained oak floors.

Wells Mackereth won the work from client Mirror Image Restaurants last September after a paid five-way competition. The brief for the £3m project included all building conversion and interior work.

‘We wanted to make use of natural materials that were nonetheless rich,’ says project architect Jonathan Clark. Flamed black granite, Macassar ebony, and polished granite have been used.

Lighting was also specifically designed by the consultancy for the space.

‘We have spotted some light on to the tables, so later in the evening, when the levels go down you can still see what you’re eating,’ Clark says.

The private dining room with a black granite floor is otherwise entirely blue.

The site includes two walls painted by artist Richard Clark and a moving double-helix sculpture by Clark and Alex MacGregor.

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