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Founded in the 1840’s, Searcy’s operates in prestigious London venues such as 'The Gherkin', Royal Opera House, Barbican Centre and National Portrait Gallery. We worked successfully with Searcy’s on a number of bar and restaurant concepts, before being appointed to work on this project in the London’s Docklands.

1802 is attached to the historic Museum in London’s Docklands at Canary Wharf and gets its name from the year the rum and tea warehouse was built. Designed to be a spacious restaurant by day and a cocktail lounge by night, the interior gets its character from the original timber columns, pitch pine flooring and exposed red brick. In contrast to this the M&E services featured exposed ducting and ‘high bay’ industrial lighting.  We added mobile softwood frames with translucent panels, to segment the open-plan space between lounge bar, restaurant and private function; then added an eclectic mix of modern furniture. The simple rustic oak bar-front stages a back wall display of under-lit spirit bottles, set against the rough brick and topped with a long angled mirror to reflect the rest of the space.


image of modern bar interior
  image with exposed services
  image of translucent screen
  image of warehouse facade