Eighteen71, Winchester

The cafe is located on the ground floor of the historic Winchester Guildhall. Its re-location in the building has been utilised to animate the ground floor façade by the re-opening up of the historical Victorian entrance arches, therefore increasing the permeability of the building. The cafe has street frontage to The Broadway and Abbey Gardens. It offers 86 covers and there is the opportunity to allow the cafe to spill out on to the pavement in the summer months. The contemporary design has been conceived as a bright ‘white’ space punctuated by strong colour and by the use of modern furniture and accent walls. The lighting has been designed to be a feature of the styling. The wide boarded douglas fir floor adds a warmth to the simple treatment of this space.