Hammersmith Apollo

Client: AEG Live & CTS Eventim

Year: 2013

This legendary Grade II* listed live entertainment venue was restored to its former art deco glory by the practice in 2013.

Refurbishment of the building, now known as the Eventim Apollo, included the installation of new fixtures and fittings, restoration of ornate plasterwork and historically sensitive decoration. In addition, multi-coloured LED lighting was introduced, new bars with illuminated glass counters installed and all seating refurbished or replaced.

During the nine-week closure for renovation the team revealed a number of previously hidden features in the venue, including a uniquely patterned terrazzo floor, friezes by the artist Newbury Abbott Trent, decorative art deco glass and two marble staircases.