The Concorde Times - Summer 2023

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The Concorde Times Summer 2023 CONCORDE BGW Follow us on The Last Judgment The ultimate transformation of a pub — page 4 — page 8 Ice hockey store turned VIP bar The Green Room Continued on page 2 The Saint & Sinner Each of us has heaven and hell within! 16 St Peter's St, St Albans, AL1 3NA Design | Build | Brand | Furnish The perfect pitstop in the New Forest — page 12 High Corner Inn The Maynard The best beer garden in the Peak District — page 5

The Saint & Sinner is a new bespoke, and vibrant pub for St Albans. Working with our client we have transformed a previous Nationwide building society branch into a stylish pub and restaurant bursting with charm and historical features.

Built in the 1760’s, previously described as a “country house in town”, The Saint & Sinner resides in the grade II listed building that was once home to John Osborn – three times mayor of St Albans. Now reimagined as the ultimate destination venue, with character in abundance, perfect at any time of day or evening.

The concept of the pub has been based on the new name and branding that we created, 'The Saint & Sinner', reflecting the dual aspects of the location. During the day, the 'Saint' aspect of the pub comes into its own, with customers ordering food in a light-hearted and airy environment. 'Saint' is also a nod to the city of St. Albans, and its history. By night, the 'Sinner' aspect is shown, with a more drinks-based "high energy" atmosphere.

The name and branding influence the finishes inside, with a dark and moody bar area being where the sinners hangout – showcasing red neon lighting and feature light fittings to help create a wicked mood. Throughout the site we used reclaimed and upcycled church memorabilia, from alters, to artwork, chairs to pews, all were incorporated to add authenticity to the dressing and finishing touches. In the lighter cocktail bar area more angelic pieces have been chosen along with specialist artwork depicting the Virgin Mary, which all pull through the lighter and airier - saintly vibes.

Both saint and sinner areas are completed with decadent traditional dressings – heavy swagged curtains, rich fabrics, bold patterns and faux planting. The whole pub oozes understated elegance which the beautiful old building laps up. A far cry from its previous use as a building society branch!

The private dining room, also known as The Chamber, is on the first floor giving our client flexibility to host conferences, dinner parties or special occasions. This was an essential functional element of the pubs design and gives another reason to visit by attracting guests looking for a more personal and intimate experience.

Now, this new pub offers St. Albans and surrounding areas residents’ food and drink –craft beers, cocktails, brunch favourites, lunch classics, artisan pizza and Sunday roasts.

The pub is also complimented by a new courtyard, as well as, private party / dining / meeting rooms, shuffleboard games … and when the lights go down, the tempo goes up!

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The Last Judgment

Settle in with friends, feast on fantastic food and sip on a signature cocktail at The Last Judgment on Chancery Lane in London.

The iconic site previously known as The Knights Templar has been given a fresh new look as well as a new name too, The Last Judgment.

The refurbishment offered an opportunity to rebrand the historic pub and now every corner tells a story.

At ground floor, the historic features have been gilded, with the intricate ceiling and panel details brought to life utilising rich golds and gloss paint finishes, whilst the existing timber details have been brought back to life to pop out from the paintwork with their rich chestnut hue. The original timber bar back fitting is the ultimate centrepiece for this London pub, we made minor adaptions to incorporate brass elements, lighting and the new branding, whilst also updating the operational requirement to suit our client’s needs for the pubs new offering. Throughout the ground floor traditional furniture and lighting pieces have been used to be sympathetic to the building’s historical nature with some contemporary sofa style fixed seating added by the windows. To make the most of the grand ceiling heights faux trees stand proudly on poseur height drinks platforms.

At first floor the dining area laps up the bold reflective leathers, and rich luxurious velvets. Heavy curtains help to create bookable dining areas and again the historic timber work is given a chance to sing within its surroundings, contrasting against inky glosses and mossy greens.

Bursting with character, flavour and a vibrant atmosphere, The Last Judgment has undergone an incredible transformation.

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95 Chancery Ln, London, WC2A 1DT

The Maynard

Main Rd, Grindleford, Hope Valley, S32 2HE

Design | Build | Furnish

The best beer garden in the Peak District just got better!

Set in Grindleford within the rolling hills of the Peak District National Park, The Maynard offers accommodation, bar areas, a restaurant and an incredible terrace and garden.

The large beer garden has been split into three sections, with a decked dining area for those wanting to satisfy their hunger, a paved terrace with plenty of umbrellas for relaxing in the shade and a vast lawn with loads of benches for informal drinks and a bite to eat. Best of all, each spot in The Maynard’s beautiful garden is guaranteed a breath-taking view over Hope Valley.

An integral part of the gardens new design is the bench seating which has been incorporated into new planter boxes, these help to create informal screens between dining areas and naturally form more intimate spaces whilst still giving the flexibility to be able to service large group bookings.

The striking views over the Peak District coupled with the stylish outdoor furnishings make The Maynard gardens an exceptional choice for al fresco dining or unwinding with a drink in the sunshine.


The Crown

School Road, Chistlehurst, BR7 5PQ

Design | Build | Brand | Furnish

A boutique hotel and restaurant located in in the leafy London Borough of Bromley.

The building, which dates back to 1832, has been restored beautifully, with care taken to retain its unique character while introducing a stylish look and feel.

Guests can relax in one of seven newly refurbished bedrooms, some with private balconies offering stunning views over Chislehurst Common.

Each of the en-suite rooms has everything needed to ensure a comfortable stay, with eclectic furniture, artwork and styling, being paired with velvet light shades, quilted throws, strong floral prints and feature tiles.

Downstairs, the restaurant and bar provide an appealing environment for clientele and hotel guests, along with a great food and drinks offer.

Exposed bricks contrast against feature planting and the brass bar top, alongside the continuation of floral prints. Bookable booths have been added alongside sections of comfortable fixed seating, with a mixture of modern furniture in velvets and leather. Simple globe lighting has been used throughout with an abundance of natural light also spilling in from the existing windows, new patio doors and roof lantern. The new roof lantern is adorned with planting which alludes to an orangery style atmosphere.

Externally a courtyard garden makes way for summer drinks and dining, with the new addition of a garden bar to help ease the pressure in the warmer months and a pergola offering respite from the sun.

A wonderful old building has been given a new lease of life with this significant refurbishment.


The Green Room

Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, Bolero Square, NG1 1LA

Design | Build | Brand | Furnish

The Green Room is an exclusive bar and restaurant in Nottingham Arena that is available to visitors booking a VIP hospitality package for a concert, along with the additional options for exclusive use at key events.

The Green Room with its prime location in the arena’s foyer grabs guests’ attention as they enter the venue. The bar is a goldmine for retro artwork featuring musicians that have played at the arena, spot Queen and The Killers from an intimate booth or Elton and Dolly from a casual high table and sets the tone for guests VIP experience.

Feature lighting throughout catches your eye from each area, faux planting adds another layer to the name “The Green Room”.

It’s hard to believe this space was previously a hockey equipment store, now it embodies the VIP experience the arena required for its incredible music and events programme.


Boot & Shoe

The garden has lots of great new features including a foliage filled entrance path and pergola, plenty of seating, a new steel structure with a retractable awning and a raised stage area. An external bar is on hand for garden refreshments and is ready to keep the customers hydrated over the warm summer months.

The Station

Star Pubs & Bars invested £180,000 to refurbish and reopen The Station which had been closed since 2019.

Improvements have been made throughout, with new signage externally to enhance its kerb appeal. The dining and snug areas have been fully redecorated, and refurnished with feature wallpaper and fabrics, with existing fireplaces retained. The works focused on updating the bar area, which now has a restored wooden bar top, illuminated bottle steps and a panelled bar front in a bright blue colour.

Outside the garden is set amongst blossoming trees and colourful plants, the garden really is a hidden gem. It offers seating for 44 people and is suitable for casual drinking and dining, and it has enough space to hold events too. It now features a foliage covered arch, striking wall signage and has four rustic sheds for a more intimate dining experience.

20 Wakefield Rd, Ackworth, Pontefract, WF7 7DE
A newly refurbed, modernised, family friendly pub with an exceptional beer garden and the warm welcome everyone wants from their local.
65 Soutter Gate, Hedon, Hull, HU12 8JR Build

The Windsor Castle

Dating back to 1860, the Windsor Castle

a building its age.

The pub has reopened after significant investment from Shepherd Neame which has allowed it to transition from a tired tenanted site to a fantastic new managed house.

The refurbishment updated the spacious bar and dining area, with a fresh new look with peculiar artwork and styling, alongside, rich glossy wall tiles, bright fabrics and warm greens. The existing timber panelling has been brought back to life and stands proudly against the new furniture and reeded light fittings.

In addition to the bar area, the pub also has a function room that can accommodate up to 60 guests with its own separate bar and facilities.

The refurbishment of this site has given the community back a pub to be proud of, with its loyal customer base returning once more to enjoy a pint and a bite to eat.

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is a long-standing community pub with all the character and quirks you would expect from

The High Corner Inn

This traditional countryside pub was built centuries ago and has the original oldeworlde-style you would expect of an ancient pub, wrapped up in a blanket of wisteria.

Step inside to be greeted by traditional timber beam work and columns, and old brick work. Teals, greens and crimsons now adorn the walls creating a warm palette that pulls through the colours from the fabrics and wallpapers. Natural finishes and reclaimed timber have been used to give an effortless nod to the New Forest.

The High Corner Inn has two open fireplaces; one in the bar and one in the dining area; both are skirted by high back, winged armchairs and Chesterfield sofas which bring traditional flair to the rooms. There’s something mesmerising about a fireplace in a pub: sitting on a comfortable sofa watching the gentle flicker of flames can’t help but create a relaxed atmosphere.

The function room, known as The Whitmore, has an entirely new appearance beautified with the presence of feature chairs and tables. It has its own bar and new bifold doors which open out onto the large, paved patio.

Outside, the spacious beer garden is shaded by fringed parasols and dotted with flower beds. It’s an idyllic spot where guests can sip a pint from the new transitional bar whilst immersed in a view of greenery, flowers and trees. Conveying the quality of the brand from the outside is new signage and decorative lighting – both catch your eye as you pass the building, and the new external lighting makes the garden useable day and night.

As stated in its name, this picturesque pub is also an Inn – it has seven ensuite bedrooms which have been renovated using dusky, soft paint colours, wall panelling and have been decorated with ornate heritage artwork and traditional fabric curtains.

This pub now has a perfect combination of style and warmth creating a welcoming and memorable experience once more for guests to relax and unwind.

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Linwood, Ringwood, BH24
The High Corner Inn is located near the historic market town of Ringwood and is the perfect pitstop in the heart of the New Forest surrounded by an abundance of wild horses.

We are proud to announce the release of our new company brochure and video

Behind the scenes at Concorde BGW our incredible team have been working away on our new CBGW Introduction video and company brochure, showcasing a refreshed and up to date overview of our services, values and our people, and giving you a thorough run through of how we can help you to maximise or maintain your project, property or operation.

We are excited to finally share what we have been up to with our wonderful clients, friends and peers, both existing and new.

Our latest brochure is available to view straight away, or you can request a hard copy to be posted directly to you.

“Our new company comms affirm who Concorde are, what we do best, and what makes us stand out” says Richard Wilson, Managing Director of Concorde BGW.

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Finalists Again

Concorde were finalists in the Design Practice of the Year <50 Employees category at the Mixology Awards.

Our design team were listed amongst the UK’s top interior design agencies for constantly pushing the boundaries to achieve exceptional results.

With numerous awards shortlists and wins already under their belt, they continue to deliver amazing spaces to a very high standard, often achieving these results in the shortest of time frames.

We can start and finish a project in just a few days or can work around the clock for a whole year, but no matter the deadline, our designers will always meet the clients operational and aspirational briefs.

Thanks to exceptional clients such as Butcombe and Liberation Breweries, Stonegate, Longbow Bars, Shepherd Neame, NAAFI, JW Lees, Ragdale Hall Spa, to name a few, our design team have had the opportunity to work on a huge variety of projects. They have delivered meticulous results with each design being unique to the client, project brief, location, and use of the building.

We often find our designers sourcing bespoke or never seen before items to make sure each project stands out. With innovation being one of our company values, the design team have embedded this in their operational ethos to develop new, more effective ways of working.

From using 3D Matterport cameras to survey rooms, to visiting exhibitions, suppliers, and new projects to inspire their designs –the design team do all they can to roll with the times.


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Rain Bar // An iconic central Manchester pub with one of the biggest beer gardens in the city as well as a stylish and contemporary bar which has 2 function rooms.

Owned by JW Lees Brewery, this pub has long been a favourite with the locals and an institutional staple of Manchester pub culture.


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@concordebgwgroup • We are design and build specialists producing outstanding projects in a variety of building throughout the UK and Channel Islands. Our clients occupy many sectors and range from councils and schools. pubs, bars and hotels to offices, universities,

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The Maynard // The best garden in the Peak District just got better! We have installed fixed seating and planters to go with their delightful patio area and pagoda. The striking views over the Peak District, the gardens are a exceptional choice for al fresco dining.

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Recent shortlists


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Steamin’ Billy’s Stoughton Grange Farm Shop


Interior Design Project of the Year Finalist

Our team are also experts in the preservation of properties, we operate nationwide delivering reactive and planned maintenance services to ensure your facilities remain in the best condition possible.

Although we prefer to shape each project from the first sketch to the final stitch, our design, build, branding, 3D visual and maintenance services can be selected individually to suit your requirements.

Build Contractor of the Year

We are delighted to announce we are finalists in NFB’s Construction Awards of Excellence 2023 in the England and Wales Building Contractor of the Year – Turnover Over £30m category.

Client: Project: Location: Award:

Another Glass Ltd

Six Richmound House


Shortlisted in the Interior Design Project of the Year and Restaurant and Bar Design Project

Ward Hadaway's, Yorkshire Fastest 50

We are beyond excited to of been ranked 5th on Ward Hardaway's, Yorkshire Fastest 50 growing companies list for 2023! This is amazing news and we are so proud of our teams!

Interior Design Practice of the Year Finalist

This award was open to interior design practices based in the North. We are very proud to have made it to the finals alongside other incredible design agencies and the team had a wonderful time celebrating at the awards ceremony.

Commercial Interior Design Practice of the Year

As a team we have tackled the challenges Covid has thrown at us, working hard to ensure we deliver the very best projects for clients up and down the country.

This is a truly glorious moment for everyone at Concorde.

Doncaster Business Awards

We were finalists in 2 categories; Excellence in People Development for investing in our staff development; and Large Business of the Year which is given to a company that best demonstrate all-round excellence in business.

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The Horse & Guardsman


Project of the Year - Bar & Leisure Interiors Finalist

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We have achieved our ISO 45001 in Health & Safety Management, ISO 14001 in Environmental Management and ISO 9001in Quality Management.

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