Victoria B Darcy


Each Lost & Found has been designed to reflect the persona of one of their famous fictional characters. The persona of the character influences our choice of patterns, colours, materials and layouts of our interior and exterior design work on each of the Marston owned sites.  Step inside the Sheffield Lost & Found to discover Professor Victoria B Darcy’s world of wonder, a lady with a passion for horticulture which became intertwined with her new-found passion for conservation. 

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Marstons Pub Co
Restaurant and Bars Garden
Design, Build & Furnishing
October 2018

As an ode to the Professor and the Botanical Gardens, a short distance away from the new L&F site on Ecclesall road, we filled the venue with wild flowers, plenty of lush greenery, climbing cherry blossom trees and hanging plants. 

To create more aesthetic in the restaurant area, as its large ceiling height made the area feel cold and empty, we added a feature hanging canopy.

As you approach Sheffield Lost & Found you will notice the pergola now decorated with hanging plants making for a more inviting entrance. This site has a large outside area which has been designed as an extension of the bar and restaurant space. The large bi-fold doors leading to outside and around most of the front of the building allows for a more fluid indoor and outdoor space, and the installation of new fixed seating keeps the space tidy. 

Rumour has it that Professor Victoria B Darcy began in secret to sabotage industrial land by turning it into landscaped gardens and planting lush greenery. We left subtle reminders of Sheffield’s industrial roots in the back-bar fitting constructed of metal poles and glass shelving, the heavy wooden doors with steel bolts and the metal sheet detailing on the walls. The furniture selection is a combination of wood and rustic leathers whereas the poseur tables emulate an industrial style with their metallic legs and distressed table tops.  

The new bar on the ground floor is hidden behind a picture door detail, this formed the famous secret bar which can be found in each of the Lost & Found venues. The new bar was constructed from timber panelling and finished with a specialist paint. 

The new 178 cover site follows the success of their other Victorian hideaways in Leeds and Bristol, all of which have been designed, built and furnished by Concorde BGW. 

Ecclesall Road is a bustling stretch of restaurants, coffee houses, pubs, bars and shops with ease of access to some of the city’s loveliest green spaces. Lost & Founds position on lively street that’s busy with students and local residents will certainly keep them busy. 

Works started on the latest Lost & Found site on Ecclesall Road in June 2018 and we completed the project in October 2018. 

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Lost & Found Sheffield Hanging Plants
L&F Sheffield Seating Area
Lost & Found Sheffield Restaurant designed and built by Concorde BGW
Lost & Found Sheffield Entrance and cherry blossom trees installed by Concorde BGW
Lost & Found Sheffield heavy wooden Doors to Bar Area
Lost & Found Sheffield Secret Bar