Astaura were recently responsible for an interior design update for Lakers Restaurant and Bar at London Southend Airport, the busy international airport in Essex, which welcomed over a million travellers through its doors in 2014. We were provided with a brief regarding the new layout and shape of the brand new bar and from there our team of in-house designers, the largest in this industry, developed the concept for a high-end, architectural finish for its interior.
The eagerly awaited 180-cover restaurant is named after the legendary Sir Freddie Laker who based his famous Skytrain service at the airport in the 1960’s, creating what became the world’s busiest air route, Southend to Ostend. This airport heritage is reflected in the décor, which features framed vintage pictures of Sir Freddie and London Southend Airport in the 1960’s.
We had vast surfaces to cover and needed to create an impact, so entire walls were wrapped in an industrial-chic brick effect. Other surfaces were given textile style finishes, creating an interior landscape of varying textures and effects, all contributing to a sumptuous end result.
Made from high quality 3M materials, the bespoke wall wrappings were designed to the exact specifications of the bar’s surfaces and applied to meticulous standards by our approved fitters to create a luxurious finish.
In addition to the creation and application of the architectural finishes, we also provided both interior and exterior signs for Lakers, ensuring that the look and feel of its interiors was consistent throughout with its signage and branding.
Time was of the essence for the project, which was completed in 3 days, so our wall wrappings and architectural finishes were perfect for this as they can be applied in-situ, with minimal mess, downtime and disruption. They are also extremely hard wearing as they come complete with a protective coating.
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