THE DUKE

THE DUKE

The Duke is a Hotel and Service development above and to the rear of the Duke of Edinburgh pub. Wood Green was transformed in the 1900s when the Barratts sweet factories arrived, employing hundreds and defining the area. The Duke of Edinburgh Pub was the heart of the community, serving all. Our proposal takes strong reference from these historic themes, inspired by Barratt & Bassett’s inventive sweet design. Our design encompasses the black and white stripes of a Liquorice Allsort, bringing an immediately identifiable association with joyful escapism and a national cross generational nostalgia.

The pub is retained and restored to its historical glory, ready to serve the new communities drawn to Wood Green through major developments. The provision of a restaurant, extra seating, guest rooms and residential units complements Haringey Council’s vision for Wood Green and brings extra life and commercial activity to the area.

The unique form of the rear is a direct response to the daylight & sunlight analysis, following the sun-path this form ensures no overshadowing to the neighbouring buildings. The separation of the mass into two allows light down into the void and distinguishes two ‘stacks of sweets’ that sit on top of the existing plinth level continued from the pub.