London’s Glaziers Hall reopens following £2.5m refurb

Grade II-listed London conference venue Glaziers Hall officially reopened this week, following a £2.5m refurbishment.

Specialist heritage architects LYN Atelier and Demant Cole Design worked to create contemporary interiors and showcase the external features.

The renovations increased the venue’s floorspace by 33%, adding two riverside rooms with views across the Thames and a new basement level. The underground space incorporates three of London Bridge’s Georgian arches, faithfully restored by the architects and is equipped with a cutting-edge AV system.

By the end of 2017, a bespoke wine cellar – designed by industry-leading Sorrells Custom Wine Cellars – will also be opened in the basement and should boost the venue’s attraction for wine tasting events and parties.

 Glaziers Hall MD Samantha Enstone commented: “Throughout the whole process from design to completed work, we wanted to ensure we did not lose any of the special features which make Glaziers Hall unique. Eighteen months later, as we reopen our doors, we are confident that the transformation strikes the perfect balance between rich heritage and fresh contemporary, allowing us to offer an authentic experience to our clients and their guests.”

Paul Colston

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