Plus Architecture were commissioned by Whelehan's Wines to take the old Silver Tassie pub and refurbish it to create a new destination wine shop and cafe. The existing building was built over a long period of time with the oldest sections in very poor condition, both structurally and from a services point of view.
We proposed a scheme to open up the entire ground floor plan and remove the various bars, lounges and snugs to create a modern retail environment. The newer part of the buildign opening onto the carpark has been fully re-modelled also to provide a cafe which opens out onto a sunny terrace.
While we completely re-furbished the building, we did re-use a number of architectural elements from the previous fit-out to maintain some semblance of continuity within the life of the building such as the hardwood bar and a lot of the furniture. These elements were re-decorated and successfully incorporated into the modern space.