One Pound Lane complex to house Bar & Kitchen, Museum & Event Space

The Pound Bar & Kitchen has become the first evidence of the redevelopment of Canterbury’s 600-year old jail after the local council awarded the lease of one of its famous landmarks to One Pound Lane Ltd. Part of the complex, that includes the Westgate Towers Museum, dates back to 1380.

Headed by lighting installation and interior design specialist Steve Allen (of Lightqube Ltd), the team of contractors has restored former police station cells never before open to the public, transforming them into unique private dining rooms as part of the atmospheric restaurant and bar, retaining original details such as the Victorian glazed bricks and cell doors complete with oversized locks and inspection hatches.

All these spaces required sensitive treatment in order to respect the heritage, and the technical infrastructure was dependent on a discreet, potent and aesthetic sound system. All the requirements were met within the HARMAN catalogue, including JBL loudspeakers, Crown amplification and BSS network and control.