The brief for this project was to transform a disused office building into an extension of the current Harp bar, incorporating a number of the clients’ artefacts into the design to maintain a ‘Victorian Belfast’ theme.
"Our main aim of the project was to proudly Showcase the history of not only the Cathedral Quarter, but of Belfast and it was of the utmost importance to the client who sourced various artefacts that are now proudly on display in many of his bars. The existing Harp Bar features an old cash desk as an upstairs bar counter, which was rescued from St James’ Gate Guinness brewery in Dublin and also features a lamp which stood outside the Ulster Tavern – a Chichester Street pub bombed in the 1980s. We wanted to create an authentic traditional Irish Pub and we believe we successfully achieved this. The beautiful Red antique Lincrusta ceiling plays a very important part in creating a space which evokes a sense of nostalgia which is admired by most revellers whom frequent the premises. If in Belfast be sure to visit this now Iconic pub for a true taste of Belfast hospitality" - Michael McKervey
Currently The Harp Bar has been shortlisted for Best Fit out at the CEF (Construction Excellence Federation awards) in Belfast - Oct 2018
+ Best Heritage project NAS (National Association of Shopfitting) held in The Mayfair Hotel London -15th Sept 2018
Michael McKervey, Fresh Interior Architecture / Design
Images supplied by Mr Alastair Chambers on behalf of McCue Fit-out.