Previously designed as Kuda, the Design at Source team were asked back by Deltic Group to transform this popular club, into Vinyl – a vibrant, party brand, that had been developed by Deltic and Design at Source, to cater for classic rock and pop music.
Unlike most of Deltic’s sites, Vinyl, Cambridge was designed as a stand-alone site.
The club has single entrance off the street, leading down to a Basement level.
Externally, to improve the club’s street presence and to echo the new, colourful, vibrant club below, Design at Source produced a psychedelic, fluorescent design – a scheme strong enough to catch anyone’s eye!
Internally, to counter act the existing, low ceiling and long, narrow, confines of the basement, the team introduced a long mirror, ceiling feature, located over an illuminated dance floor.
Light and colour could now bounce around the room, while the reflective mirror helped to increase the perception of height, within the space.
The mirrored ceiling tracked back to the bar. This helped to visually, link the bar area with the dance floor.
The result is a bright, colourful and vibrant club. A perfect setting for escapism!
Design at Source took this opportunity to help increase the nightclub occupancy. By working closely with the Fire Brigade and Building Control, the team proposed an additional fire exit, which successfully improved the number of customers allowed within the club. This in turn, improved profitability and the viability of the unit.