Upstairs at The Department StoreImages1 / Information
Location London, SW9
Status Completed 2017
Upstairs forms part of Squire and Partners’ redevelopment of the Department Store, and creates a new 5,000 sq ft rooftop social space with a bar, lounge area and dining spaces for the practice’s staff and guests, as well as a landscaped roof terrace.
The roof design is based on a series of copper clad roof lanterns supported by a solid oak frame which aligns with the existing building structure. An external terrace, accessed through full height Crittall glazed doors, runs the length of the building and is landscaped with steel planters containing a variety of plants and trees.
Inside, the bar is a continuous run of untreated pewter with a copper skirting. High solid oak tables provide a relaxed area for eating and drinking, while the lounge area is marked by a full height copper clad wall housing a wood burner, with silk and wool rugs and leather sofas.
The separate Roseberry Room provides a large rooftop meeting room which can also be used for private dining.
Architect Squire and Partners
Interior Design Squire and Partners
Photography James Jones
NLA Awards (Hotels & Hospitality) finalist
WIN Awards (Restaurants) finalist