Brass Monkey Finnieston, Argyle Street Pub, Glasgow Bar, Development, Architect

Brass Monkey, Finnieston, Glasgow : Argyle Street Pub

Argyle St Bar – design by Cameron Webster Architects

8 Dec 2010

Brass Monkey Finnieston Argyle Street Pub

Architects: Cameron Webster Architects

Photos: Tom Manley

The Brass Monkey

The Brass Monkey is situated within the Finnieston area of Argyle Street, which has in recent years witnessed the arrival of a plethora of popular new eateries, bars, galleries and boutiques.

Brass Monkey Finnieston Argyle Street Pub Glasgow Brass Monkey Finnieston Argyle Street Pub Glasgow Brass Monkey Finnieston Argyle Street Pub Glasgow
photos © Tom Manley

Occupying the site of an existing pub, which was in need of renovation, the client required a complete refit to make the pub more attractive, and raise its profile within the neighborhood.

As the block was listed, the planners requested that the stonework façade behind existing and dilapidated layers of artexed render was revealed and reinstated to address the street. This required careful attention as much of the stonework was damaged and neglected.

Internally the space was opened up to the full ceiling height and the original window at the apex reinstated, affording fine views to the west along Argyll Street. Exposing the large sandstone blocks enhanced the character to the interior and helped create an atmosphere of natural solidity.

The use of natural slate to form the frontage to a curved bar of hardwood detailing, makes a strong feature to the bar which is framed by a backlit gantry wall. Towards the rear of the bar, feature wallpaper reflects light into the space and runs through into the relocated toilet area. The large glazed street frontage, enables the lit up bar interior to have a presence on the street at nighttime, and is a stylish addition to the area.

Brass Monkey Finnieston Argyle Street Pub Glasgow Brass Monkey Finnieston Argyle Street Pub Glasgow
photos © Tom Manley

The Brass Monkey Glasgow – Building Information

Programme: The Pub was refitted in three months during 2009

Refit contractor: Cameron Joiners

Value: £120,000

Brass Monkey Finnieston Argyle Street Pub images / information from Tom Manley

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Victoria Park Gardens South
Victoria Park Gardens South
photo © Tom Manley
Victoria Park Gardens South

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