Muse Music & Love Cafe, Hebden Bridge

Project overview / Project Value:

Refurbishment & interior fit-out of existing record shop incorporating new cafe / £20,000 approx

Services provided / local authority:

Architectural & interior design services / Calderdale District Council

Project brief:

We were appointed to provide architectural & interior design services for this lovely project in the delightful West Yorkshire market town of Hebden Bridge. The works comprised of an overhaul of an existing and well established record shop to create a new “music cafe”. The shop unit was restricted in size and didn’t utilise the restricted space in the most efficient manner, and therefore we set about carefully re-planning the space so that every square inch of accommodation was used. We carefully designed and detailed all the shelving units, displays, kitchen and seating area in the most efficient manner possible. We also obtained planning permission via Calderdale Council for a new shop-front and signage, as the previous shop-front was looking a little tired, as well as obtaining change of use planning consent.

We thoroughly enjoyed working on this project and, as well as the design process being very rewarding, we had lots of fascinating conversations along the way with the proprietor about music and vinyl records in general….