Grosvenor Casino commissioned Design at Source to develop The Loft, a bar environment complete with new external terrace area, at their ever-popular Victoria Casino.
The external terrace has been formed from an existing, single storey, first floor, office block. Internal and external walls have been removed to create a new, covered, gaming terrace. The existing office roof has been strengthened, with the use of exposed beams and bespoke metal screens, shielding gamers from the gazes of passing strangers.
With its metropolitan location, the team drew upon a New York, loft apartment influence to produce this chic, urban environment. Echoing this theme, exposed steel beams and brick, combined with timber panels, adorn the walls.
Fluorescent style, LED tubes seem to float in the double height space, held by wiring, zig-zagging between the terrace boundary and building wall.
False planting trays adorn the existing brickwork wall of the adjoining building, giving life and softness to the space, while a large illuminated sign, sits within an exposed frame, glowing over the development.
Internally, a bar has been created, designed to minimise impact on the well-established gaming floor. The horse-shoe bar has allowed one face of the bar servey to greet the customer on entry to The Loft, while the opposing bar, serves customers drifting in and out of the external terrace.
Giant umbrellas adorn the roof of the gaming terrace, creating a Shisha area and break-out zone for Poker players. Both high and low seating styles are on offer, allowing customers to smoke Shisha, drink, relax and watch the outdoor cinema .