Concert Artistes Association

London WC2E, 2020

The Concert Artistes’ Association, a private members club for entertainment professionals in Covent Garden, has had an extensive upgrade to their home of 50 years. The building and the club is unique; it is one of the last remaining privately owned buildings in the area and one of the last surviving clubs of its kind with an archive of old ‘variety’ era posters. Members include ventriloquists, dancers, magicians and singers and it is this unique atmosphere that we aimed to capture in its refurbishment. A bygone era preserved whilst adapting to modern needs.

Project Leader: Jessica Williamson

Images © French + Tye

With a brief for a refurbishment that oozes warmth and history, the club wanted an upgrade that accommodated existing elderly members whilst also appealing to new members.

BVDS improved wayfinding and accessibility for members with the addition of a mirrored lift core up to the bar and first floor area, a new kitchen and widened corridor spaces. The refurbishment was completed with a colourful and luxurious interior palette for the bar, performance hall and entry atrium that promotes and respects the heritage and glamour of the club.

Projects

  • Drawing Board
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    Archive

    Drawing Board 2021

    Field House 2020

    Vault House 2020

    Concert Artistes Association 2020

    Bladerunner House 2020

    Hoxton House 2020

    Two and a Half Storey House 2020

    Long Brick House 2019

    Jewel Box 2019

    L-Beam House 2019

    Pale Brick House 2019

    Ogee House 2019

    Love Your Home and Garden (ITV) – Swindon 2019

    Love Your Home and Garden (ITV) – Hemel Hempstead 2018

    Leytonstone House 2018

    Love Your Home and Garden (ITV) – Mansfield 2018

    Steampunk House 2018

    Woodworker’s Studio 2018

    Two Tone House 2018

    Steel Frame House 2017

    Queen Margaret’s Grove 2017

    Gable House 2017

    Love Your Home and Garden (ITV) – Eltham 2017

    Nordoff Robbins Centre 2017

    Photographer’s House 2017

    Shine Holistic 2017

    De Beauvoir Square 2016

    Epsom House 2016

    Shine On The Green 2016

    Oldfield Road 2016

    Barrel House 2016

    London Fields Loft 2016

    Hampstead Apartment 2016

    N16 Loft 2015

    Yoakley Road 2015

    Bowers Way 2013

    Porth Cottage 2013

    Trevelyan House 2014

    Clissold Crescent 2013

    Victoria Mews 2013

    The Studio 2012