JHA have been commissioned by Portsmouth’s historic Guildhall to improve access, interpret the local music heritage and renovate their Art Deco Zodiac Lounge.
The Guildhall is a Victorian building, which was bombed in WWII and rebuilt with Art Deco interiors. Its Deco centrepiece is the Zodiac Room, a fabulous Art Deco space featuring the 12 signs of the zodiac on its walls in a glass mural.
The building will have greater interpretation of its heritage throughout its circulation spaces and will introduce a space celebrating live music and the lively post war music scene in Portsmouth. It will have improved access, including a new entrance at ground level.