The former Post Office at 84 Murray Place, Stirling consists of a two storey stone built Victorian building with a richly detailed façade facing Murray Street.
The Client recognised the quality of the existing building and its contribution to the local townscape and sought to enhance this relationship through a series of modest interventions, with the only significant change to the stone frontage being traditional, indirectly illuminated signage.
The redevelopment creates a restaurant and bar at the Murray Place street level. The character of the public areas respects historic features of the host building, with the front area redeveloped as a generously proportioned lounge with a dedicated bar. All existing historic features have been retained and restored in this area and all new interventions are detailed to respect the restored character of this space.
To the rear, the former Post Office counter area, now a large characterfull bar/restaurant, is focussed on a highly detailed bar fitment which characterises this space.
The lower ground floor contains public toilets, a large commercial kitchen with storage cellar and staff facilities.
Photography : Andy Rice, Petra Scherer for NRS