GRADE II LISTED FIRE STATION TRANSFORMED TO CREATE A UNIQUE DINING ENVIRONMENT
Wagamama asked us to develop a restaurant design that would showcase the original features of this former fire station, transforming the space to create a unique dining experience. A clear vision for this space would be essential.
The Old Hammersmith Fire Station was originally built in 1914, then decommissioned in 2003. This Grade II Listed building was in a very sorry state when we first visited. Having been used as a pub for several years it had a dark and uninspiring interior.
It was essential that original features remained untouched, so inspection pits, large doors, and even the fireman's poles are integrated into the design. They provide a striking backdrop to the sophisticated yet limited pallet of materials and textures. Crisp finishes and attention to detail add to the stylish environment.
We worked closely with the Wagamama team to design a restaurant that would meet the conditions of the building's Grade II listed status and the end result is a warm and inviting restaurant with lots of character.