Clare College MCR Bar
This bar was created in the grade 1 listed Old Court of Clare College for their graduate student body. The removal of an old bar kitchen and the adjacent computer room created a larger overall room of a more graceful proportion. The design of the new bar is given a modern simplicity in enduring materials, with oak used for the bar itself, to ensure that it sits within that overall volume without detracting from it.
Given the building’s grade 1 status particular care was taken to minimise intrusive work to the original fabric; lime plasterwork was repaired, and new lighting track suspended below the ceiling, with cables fed from one end.
Main Contractor: Ryte Construction