Harpsfield Hall for Wetherspoon

Absolute’s first new build project for clients Wetherspoon. Working on a site in Hatfield, North London, the architects at Absolute developed the architectural design for a building based on the aircraft hangers which the area was known for in the war.

Further inspiration was taken from the history of the town, with aircraft engines being transformed into booths and the windows of an aircraft as world clocks on the front of the bar.

The large brand new open plan space was given exposed stone and reclaimed wood panelling to add warmth, with all exposed ductwork to the ceilings. Large bespoke 1.8m diameter yellow shades sit above the booths to add to these features. Prints of the old airfields were added to acoustic panels which hang from the ceiling.