Located in Time Square, the heart of Warrington’s town centre, Parlour Bar and Eatery serves New York-style pizza and aims to offer a space for community-led events to showcase local DJs and artists.

The concept has been created by directors James Wrigley, from Stockport, and Stockton Heath’s Tom Buckley. For the interior styling, the restaurant owners sought to create a laid-back, spacious atmosphere that delivered a uniquely organic vibe.

Architectural design specialists AXI Studio created a concept that made the most of the high ceilings by leaving them exposed and painting the concrete block walls to create an expertly finished yet raw and industrial aesthetic.

Contractor Block Projects carried out the work to deliver AXI’s vision, which includes a mix of seating styles and natural wood partitions that help to soften the space, along with a soothing colour palette of blues, grey and orange. Beautiful foliage features throughout, complimented by bold, abstract art commissioned from artist and designer Emma Hardaker, who has a passion for working in the public realm.

To furnish the high-traffic restaurant, a durable floor that was easy to maintain was essential – one that would also encapsulate the brand’s vision and identity.

Karta’s Vodka Oak wide plank design was the obvious choice for Parlour Bar and Eatery thanks to its true originality. The heritage design captured in the 2.48m planks creates the perfect juxtaposition between contemporary appeal and vintage styling, all while delivering the unique aesthetics required by the client.