Hotel Astor Refurbishment, Melbourne, Australia, 2014

This project involved the proposed new fit-out of a historic inner-city corner hotel (Percy’s Pub) in Lygon Street.

Two distinct thematic areas were envisaged for the existing bar and bistro areas, in an attempt to re-invigorate the locale to more contemporary standards, while also glorifying it’s past. The proposed layout would maximise the existing bar counter area and open the space out to accommodate more standing and sitting room for patrons, also through the aid of lift-up tables.

The materials pallette was to be elegant and hard-wearing through the use of copper and brass throughout. Acoustic insulation was improved where possible, especially over the bistro area where acoustic battens on the ceiling were to be used. The proposal was put on hold until further notice.