Pitcher & Piano Cornhill


Pitcher & Piano in Cornhill is an all-day to night drinking and eating establisment in the Bank area of London, so naturally footfall through the site is very high and the interior design needed to account for this by specifying hardwearing furniture, flooring and tiling which are also in keeping with the new P&P brand theme.  The site is great to visit for lunch when you need a break from the office or some after-work drinks to wind down before the last train home. 

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Restaurant and Bars
Design, Build & Furnishing
January 2019

Concorde BGW worked on the ground floor and basement of the existing Cornhill P&P site to bring it in line with the newly refurbished Sheffield and Newcastle Pitcher & Piano sites.

Due to the listed status of the building, planning permission was obtained to make any internal changes and due to the location, we had restrictions on delivery times and installations. A concise build schedule was essential to ensure the project was delivered within the agreed 3-week timescale.   

From the new gold vinyl lettering on the front doors, the branded roller blinds, the familiar extravagant planting and new teal and mauve colour scheme, the Cornhill site flaunts its new P&P branding all over.

Another familiar sight is the oversized P&P ‘&’ symbol set in a forest of colourful planting. 

Much of the refurbishment focused on updating the basement and ground floor bars, reupholstering or replacing furniture and refreshing colour schemes to bring the site in line with their new brand offering. 

Several dining height fixed seating booths were installed adjacent to the ground floor bar. Groups can book private seating areas including the function room on the ground floor and new fixed seating areas. Surrounding the edges of the GF bar are bespoke, mauve bar stools with “Pitcher & Piano” embroidered on the back – these chairs are a common sight in the Sheffield and Newcastle P&P’s and we’re already seeing lots of customers taking ‘selfies’ with them, sharing them on social media to signify where they are on their night out.

Both the GF and basement bars have sleek pewter bar tops and illuminated bar fronts creating a contemporary look and feel. Back bar fittings have been adapted and the metal work re-finished in brass. 

Adorning the bar apron is a large “Pitcher & Piano” inset floor sign installed by the main contractor. The bar servery has a new timber coffee station with a stainless-steel top to allow it to withstand its nearly constant use. 

Again, due to footfall throughout the site the floor had to be repaired and the customer toilets refreshed – all of this was accounted for in our initial design plans.

The 184-cover site was fully refurbished in just 3 weeks including the delivery of new furniture and the reupholstering of existing items, selection and placement of 3D bric-a-brac, faux planting, mirrored walls, new bars and back bar fittings, tiling and finally the installation of feature metal work in the trade areas. 

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Pitcher & Pano Cornhill outside photo
Pitcher & Pano Cornhill outside photo
Pitcher & Piano Cornhill Function Room
Pitcher & Piano Cornhill Outside Signage
Pitcher & Piano Cornhill Basement Bar
Pitcher & Piano Cornhill Basement Bar
Pitcher & Piano Cornhill Ground floor Fixed Seating Area
Pitcher & Piano Cornhill Basement Seating Area
Pitcher & Piano Cornhill Ground Floor Bar
Pitcher and Piano Cornhill feature wall light with planting