STEPHEN BULL'S BISTRO & BAR

Islington, London

The site is an existing building on St John Street on the fringe of the City financial district and Smithfield Market. The Georgian front portion of the building is narrow and deep. Separate access to offices above and below ground level leaves only four meters of street frontage for the restaurant itself. A Victorian warehouse extension, more generous in both plan and section, is connected to the rear of the building. The design emphasises contrast between the existing building and the new insertions, as well as between the narrow, low and deep space adjacent to the street, and the large, high volume at the rear of the building.

Team

Client
Stephen Bull
Structural engineer
Price and Myers
Services engineer
Max Fordham LLP
Quantity surveyor
Boyden and Co
Contractor
Howard & Constable

Photography
Peter Cook

Data

Completion date
1992
Location
71 St John Street
London EC1