Dukes at Komedia, Brighton (Photo: Sam Hiscox)
Dukes at Komedia Cinema Brighton was officially opened in December 2012
Duke’s at Komedia is a new Picturehouse cinema within the upper floors of the Komedia arts and entertainment venue in Brighton’s North Laines. The two screens had a challenging technical requirement to protect the auditoria from noise from Komedia continuing to operate in the basement and ground floor.
The ground floor café on the Lanes was envisioned as a contemporary interpretation of its sister cinema the Duke of York’s, the oldest operating cinema in the UK. To mark the entrance a new pair of can-can legs was created by Brighton artist Jamie McCartney.
The Cellarium Café and Misericorde Terrace was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. October 2012
The project was for a new 150-seat dining and catering facility for the Dean & Chapter of Westminster Abbey, offering much needed hospitality to visitors, local residents and government staff. The restaurant is situated in part of the 11th Century Abbey complex and consists of two main dining spaces, the Cellarium and the Misericorde, alongside a new shop.
Stead Street, Southwark, receives Planning Approval by committee. July 2012
The Stead Street redevelopment is the last of Southwark Council’s Elephant & Castle Early Housing Sites identified to re-house residents of the nearby Heygate Estate. The proposals will deliver 140 new homes, of which 84 will be affordable rented homes for local people. The buildings vary in height from 4 to 7 storeys - at upper levels the massing steps back to create large rooftop gardens for the family units. The majority of the homes are dual aspect and orientated towards the park with living spaces opening out onto generous balconies, rooftop terraces or the communal courtyards.