In the heart of Piccadilly, London a new and exciting project named Press Night club has taken shape.
The aptly named swanky basement club has taken a storm with customers and has already made several high profile publications in addition to becoming a regular place for the rich and famous.
Press Nightclub secured a contract with Stoneforce Contractors, and formed an alliance with Interior Design and Architectural Consultant Company Tibbatts Abel, to ensure a completed project covering all areas of expertise. The development of the venue involved the integration of stylish timber floor boards provided by Jordan Andrews and an elegant polished concrete bar and bar apron. A chic feature chandelier hangs above the bar next to etched glass screens and smart illuminated bottle steps. Sitting in the centre of the room, the curved bar provides a bold, dramatic visual statement. Concept Bars provided the club with the essentials for the two bars.
Other Tibbatts Abel design features include illuminated glass screens with decorative etched panelling, 140 metres of fixed seating, ceilings peppered in mirror balls, mixed with Medway Ltd’s glowing lights to create the glamorous and alluring theme of the club. The VIP area is embellished with dazzling bronze mirrored walls and a panelled bronze bar to match. This area of the club is available to those who wish for a more lavish and private experience in the venue.
Tibbatts Abel are a leading interior design and architectural consultancy who specialise in hospitality and leisure design. Established in 2007, the partners have over 30 years of unique industry experience. Recent work includes Trapeze Bar in Shoreditch, Masons House, previously Movida, Amicus Apple. Renowned for Buddha Bar, China White and Nox.
Eve Johnston-Ryde, Senior Interior Designer at Tibbatts Abel said:
‘I wanted to create a chic nightclub with sparkle. I took conventional wall panelling and in one area, used pale blue lacquer and framed them in bold gloss black. The design was repeated on the VIP bar but in bronze lacquer and also etched onto glass screens, giving the appearance of floating lit squares.’
Through the double doors at basement level, the theatre begins. The guests are led on a journey down a staircase of plush red carpet, bordered with charming white Thassos stone, etched glass balustrades and walls with striking lines of colour changing light that return across the ceiling. Step into the club and the ceiling is alive with F1 Sound’s fantastic club lighting and outstanding sound systems.
The multi-million pound project has faced many different challenges however the workforce has wasted no time in ensuring that the venue exceeds expectations and delivers a special night for every guest. As a guest list only nightclub, Press promotes the higher-end scale of extravagance open Thursdays to Saturdays between 21:00 and 3:00 with an entry fee of £20. Tables are highly recommended and begin at a minimum spend of £500, a great offer for large groups of guests.
Upholstery was manufactured by both Yarwood and Vescom, adding to the plush interior of Press. Chic glass and mirrors were supplied by Glass Designs Ltd and PG Interiors also contributed to the finalisation of the club with 140 metres of crafted seating.
“We’ve done all the seating for the club. It’s always important for us to work on new ventures.”
Established in 1995, Stoneforce is a company that expanded itself to a leading Specialist Contractor serving Residential, Retail and Commercial sectors in the UK and overseas. Construction, electrical, joinery, plumbing and high-class finishing are the areas in which the workforce have spent years accumulating a set of appropriate skills. Having spent years adding to their portfolio, the company have taken part in impressive projects such as Riverside One, a 16-week innovative architectural design project worth £880K, set in London.