Thames Contracts provides expert and creative design, fitout and refurbishment for all kinds of club interiors in London, including sports clubs, social clubs and nightspots. The style can vary widely, from cutting-edge fashion to traditional and classic looks – so what makes a good club interior?
Design for Use
Style considerations aside, the most important aspect of a club design is that it must be able to support all the activities that need to be held there. This means considerations will vary according to the type of club and its existing or intended clientele. We take care to ensure we understand all your requirements before coming up with a design.
When fitting out a restaurant area at a club, we bear in mind the types of food that will be served there. Will it mainly be quick snacks or a full meal service? The catering facilities needed, and the types of tables and chairs, will need to vary accordingly. The bar area also needs fittings and furnishings which will create the right atmosphere. As expert bar fitters, we offer a full service taking in everything from bar counters and drinks displays to flooring and lighting.
Do you often have individuals or couples calling in, or is your club frequented by larger groups? Either way, you need to have tables and chairs suited to your customers. One option is to go for moveable rather than static seating, so that you can alter it according to the types of group visiting on any particular day.
Depending on the type of venue, other important features of club interiors in London could include a stage area, or TVs or large screens where sporting events can be viewed. Fitout contractors Thames can design your space to accommodate these elements. In addition, if you want to hire your venue out for one-off occasions such as weddings and parties, you will need a layout which can easily be adapted to cater for a larger group.
Make Best Use of Space
Making optimum use of all the space you have available will allow you as a club owner to maximise the number of guests or customers you can accommodate. This will help to boost your income and also affect how well the club functions daily. As expert space planners, Thames can work with or around existing architecture, making the most of your building’s features but at the same time overcoming any drawbacks.
Often it needs a fresh pair of eyes to find ways of streamlining the way your club building operates. Where feasible, we can rearrange internal space to tailor it to your requirements, for instance using partitions to zone off areas for greater privacy, or opening up narrow spaces so that larger groups can get together.
Well Planned Utilities
With so much competition in the market, particularly in the London area, a club interior need to be expertly planned in order to attract and retain customers or members. As well as attractive décor, each venue needs to provide the right facilities to cater for the needs of clientele. This often comes down to making sure utilities are incorporated into the overall club design and fitout.
For instance, power, water supplies and fridges are vital elements of a bar renovation or design. Restaurant areas must comply with various legal regulations over extract systems electrical and water supplies. Equally important is the fitting out of your washrooms, often regarded by customers as an important indicator of the quality of a venue as a whole. One big advantage of choosing Thames for your club or commercial fitout is that we are able to fit all the utilities, providing an all-encompassing service, so there will be no need for you to call in other trades yourself.
Quality and Durability
By fitting out your club, you are investing in its future. The look of the venue and the choice of materials need to be appropriate to your expected clientele, varying from couples to families or large groups of members. The durability of the furnishings and fittings chosen will depend on the expected lifetime of the refurbishment. For instance, nightclubs are likely to change décor every few years to keep up with ever-changing fashions; whereas golf club interiors might only be updated every 10 years, so they must be built to last.
Whatever the type of club design chosen, from traditional wood to modern steel and glass, it is important that materials can be easily repaired or replaced if necessary. Thames can advise on this and ensure appropriate materials are used. We will also ensure full compliance with building regulations, fire legislation and health and safety rules.
Set the Right Mood
Thames are familiar with trends in interior décor for different types of establishment and can help to make your design more high-fashion or traditional, as required. The choice of lighting, colour, style and materials all needs to be appropriate for the target customer base and type of activity. For instance, lowered or raised ceilings can affect the feel of a space, together with control of natural light.
Thames has built up a strong reputation over many years of designing and fitting out club interiors in London. We are proud of our ability to stick to agreed budgets and deliver on time.
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