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The Markland - Whiskey Bar

A new two storey bar in the heart of Tyldesley's conservation area.

A new two storey Whiskey and Wine bar created by MOJO in the heart of Tyldesley's conservation area, which pulls together the history of the old victorian building.

Having helped with the foundation of the HAZ (Heritage Action Zone) locally, we were approached to help turn an abandoned Victorian building at the start of the high street, into a bar worthy of the new vision for the town.

The client needed MOJO to help them come up with a concept to help promote the town, but also to create a bar that was degrees of quality above what the town had experienced previously.

Our vision was for a two storey bar that celebrated the building's history and its significance within the town. The ground floor will have external seating on the high street, a first for the town for 30 years.

The large bar on the ground floor and most of the furniture will be using original materials from the building. A sky of bulbs will create a unique design effect which can be seen from both ends of the high street.

The selection of wood, metal and glass has been used to enhance the Victorian aesthetic; and colours, fixtures and fittings selected are based on stories from the building's past.

The Markland will be a stand out example of what can be created on high streets given a creative vision and fantastic teamwork by both the client and MOJO.

The original beams, floorboards and brickwork have been retained and enhanced, while images taken from the turn of the century will further anchor the design to the building's past.