Crown Tavern, Lewisham
The large Victorian public house is situated in the leafy suburbs of Lewisham. History of the Pub revealed that it was built on the back of the railway coming to nearby Lee, forming a loose theme for the project.
To bring the jaded jewel up to date in line with Young’s ethos and current operational requirements with a pretty impressive 350 sq m restaurant extension. Constructed in partly exposed steel work internally and a glazed skylight atop the pitches lend a nod to the railway station architecture. Colour washed reclaimed timbers and a natural oak floor with warm patterned fabrics, amber glass light fittings and quilted leather benching create comfort and softness. Subtle railway themed bric-a-brac add to the ambience and sense of history, as does the huge antique wall-art map to the rear wall. Overall the existing ‘pub’ areas fuse the traditional elements with semi-industrial elements with rich blocks of Heritage colours sitting well beside more neutral architectural tones.