• Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Pubs and Bars - The Grape Bar
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Pubs and Bars - The Grape Bar
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Pubs and Bars - The Grape Bar
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Pubs and Bars - The Grape Bar
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Pubs and Bars - The Grape Bar
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Pubs and Bars - The Grape Bar
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Pubs and Bars - The Grape Bar
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Pubs and Bars - The Grape Bar

The Grape Bar
St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh

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Client
Scottish & Newcastle Retail Ltd.

Location
St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Date Completed
June 2000

Contract Period
3 months

Contract Sum
£1.2 million

Services Provided
Full architectural, interior and FF&E design services

The Grape Bar is housed in a Grade I Listed Building and is one of Scotland’s finest examples of Art Deco architecture, previously a banking hall. The building demanded a sensitive approach to the creation of a contemporary drinking and dining environment while retaining the scale, proportions and decorative fabric of the original building.

 

The Hall Bar features the original alabaster clad columns contrasted with a bold new black granite bar counter. The main banking hall, an 8m high concrete and glass domed space, forms the wine-tasting suite and is dominated by a dramatic sculptural tasting feature highlighting the wine selection with coloured floodlighting spectacularly illuminating the underside of the dome. Awards: 2001 Pub Design of the Year awarded by ‘The Publican’.