The Truscott Arms

MS-DA, London, 2013


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Refurbishment of a Victorian building in Maida Vale, reinstating the public bar at ground level, a ‘piano nobile’ dining room and further private dining rooms on the second level

Like a Victorian house, a series of more private dining rooms and a function room sit between and above these more public spaces.

Working with the existing building fabric whereever possible, while removing recent unsympathetic additions, the architect has attempted to reveal and celebrate the existing character of this Victorian public house.

While each room is unique, they relate to each other through a palette of light-touch additions that vary slightly from room to room; new timber linings, exposed plaster work and ceilings, light fittings & furniture and carefully chosen tones of wall paint.


  • Begun: Feb 2013
  • Completed: Mar 2013
  • Floor area: 680m2
  • Sector: Sports and leisure
  • Total cost: £195,000
  • Funding: Commercial Loan
  • Tender date: Jan 2013
  • Procurement: Letter of Appointment
  • Address: The Truscott Arms, 55 Shirland Road, London, W9 2JD, United Kingdom

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