Groucho Club Media Haunt Refurbishment, Architect Info, Extension Architecture News
Groucho Club Soho, London
Soho Media Venue Redevelopment, London Dean St Building – design by HKR Architects
15 Apr 2008
Groucho Club Soho
Design: HKR Architects
Address: 45 Dean St, London W1D 4PZ, England, UK
HKR ARCHITECTS GIVEN GO-AHEAD BY PLANNERS FOR THE GROUCHO CLUB
Groucho Club Soho Refurbishment News:
HKR Architects, the award-winning international architecture and design practice, has been given the go-ahead by the planners for its designs for the refurbishment and extension of the original media and celebrity haunt, the Groucho Club in Soho.
Planning permission has been granted for its plans which include a rear extension from the basement to the 4th floor, allowing for the inclusion of a new lift shaft and staircase, and the addition of new bedrooms. All of the existing bedrooms and bathrooms will also be refurbished.
Work on the infamous venue – which first opened its doors in 1985 and became the benchmark for modern members’ clubs – is due to start this summer, and will continue for several months, with the club remaining open for much of this period.
Gordon Pickering, CEO of the London office of HKR commented: “We’ve enjoyed working on this project for the past 12 months and steering it through the planning process. The enhancements to the Groucho will ensure not only that the members experience is enhanced, but that it remains a lively beacon of individuality in the 21st century.”
The Groucho Club was named after Groucho Marx because of his famed remark that ‘I wouldn’t want to join any club that would have me as a member’. This was in keeping with the spirit of the club that was opened as an ‘antidote’ to the members clubs that were more common place at the time. This fresh new ethos and creative environment made the club an instant hit with many artists, actors and musicians.
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Phone: +44 20 7439 4685
Location: 45 Dean St, Soho, London, W1D 4QB, England, UK
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