Vovem: Bringing Life Back To Union Street

Aberdeen’s West End recently welcomed a superior independent steakhouse restaurant, along with a bespoke bar that can be seen in full view from Union Street and really catches the eye!

Situated at 254 Union Street, the building lay empty for a few years, having previously been the Filling Station. Tinto Architecture, Interiors and You were delighted to be chosen by PB Devco to complete the architecture and interiors project.

Nina Cradock, the Interior Architect at Tinto spent a year working on the project, along with Mark Hadfield, a Chartered Senior Architect. Nina and Mark were asked what was the most challenging part of the project?

“Personally, the scale – it was the largest project I worked on and it was like having three projects in one (Upstairs Bar, Restaurant, Private Bar). Overall on the project the challenges came when opening up walls, not knowing what you would find, and supporting and waterproofing the basement” – Nina.

“Overcoming the structural and issues in the basement area, including discovering the floor above the neighbouring property was about to collapse and having to rectify this with them” – Mark.

Nina and Mark felt that the most exciting part of the project for them both was the opening night and listening to what people were saying and hearing their thoughts. Nina said:

“To be able to sit at a table in a chair that you picked, drew or sourced and have a meal with close family and friends was a surreal moment”.

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Photo credit: Neil Gordon (Aberdeen Photo)