4 Clooney Terrace, L'Derry, BT47 6AR
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Brief to Mc Donnell Design, Interior Designers.

To convert the shell of a 1940’s telephone exchange into a 120 seater restaurant while solving the problems of irregular exposed beams, a flue rising through the space and a narrow frontage.

Solution

Incorporating the toilet-block along with the entrance foyer to the front of the building allowed the larger open space at the rear to accommodate the bar and dining areas. 
The bar is wrapped around the rising flue and acts as the hub of the design and a welcoming introduction to the restaurant.

Success

An institution in the city.