Birmingham club brand, Miss Moneypenny’s, joins Ministry and Gatecrasher in the current fashion for £million refits with the unveiling of their £1.1million makeover of Bonds.
The club – now renamed HQ, will open Saturday, October 25, it has been designed by award-winning interiors person, Patrick Casey of Avalon design, and is said to be entirely “without corners”, to promote “interactivity, sociability and fluid movement”.
The lavish venue has been split into six different rooms and areas encompassing a vodka bar, champagne bar, cocktail bar. premier drinks bar and a first-floor VIP area called The Ambassadors Gallery. There are also new split level ceilings and private booths with waitress service. In addition to The Control Room (the re-designed dancefloor), a live stage area has been added, which will see performances spanning guitar-based indie music to jazz, blues and soul. The main centre stage will continue to host Moneypenny’s on Saturday nights.
They say the venue is the blueprint for their newly conceived "Lounge Culture" clubbing concept in which “style, comfort and exclusivity lead the way”.
In stark contrast to reports of the growing warehouse scene and the rise and rise of back to basics style underground clubbing, Dermot Ryan, promoter of Miss Moneypenny’s, commented: “In the last few months there has been a dramatic shift and change in clubland. Clubbers tastes and desires have become more sophisticated and people know what they like and want.” He added: “The groundbreaking design of HQ will provide a blueprint for the new generation of club.”
The owners say that famous Ibiza venues Pacha and El Divino have also influenced the venue design and there are future plans to include a summer roof terrace. Though given the state of British summertime, this would only be open for a couple of days a year.
All fotos and infos taken from the burn it blue website.