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Village Point says ‘NoChintz’in refurbishment plans

Events, arts and business venue Village Point has appointed Northern Quarter interior design studio NoChintz to create the look and feel for the new £250k development, which is set to open in Heaton Moor in late spring 2016.
NoChintz’s remit is to create and bring to life a series of show-stopping spaces for Village Point. This will include The Ballroom, which will cater for weddings and larger events for up to 200 people, The Lodge which will host smaller, more intimate events and The Hub which will provide dedicated working spaces for freelancers, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and students.

The finished design has been devised to work across a whole host of uses from weddings to birthday parties, conferences to acoustic nights, whilst still feeling seamlessly part of the overall Village Point experience. The 19th century building’s interior restoration commenced in Winter 2015 and NoChintzis set to start work on the interiors shortly, ensuring that everything is ready for the development to open its doors later this Spring.

Each space will have its own unique identity: The Ballroom will offer classic grandeur with a modern twist with the use of chandeliers, a palate of heritage colours and a show stopping bar, making it a dream location for weddings. The Lodge, which will host regular music nights for the public as wellas private events, will have a more cutting edge look incorporating the use of wood, bar stools and statement lighting. The Hub has been designed with a New York feel, creating a sense of calm and privacy within an open plan working space. Also integrated into The Hub is some cutting edge 21st century design including Task seating, which provides flexible support with each user getting theirchair set up personally!

Having built up a reputation as one of the leading creative studios for interior design in the UK, ‘NoChintz’ has an impressive role call of clients including Natural Retreats, Qbic Hotel and Westfield. One of their most recent projects was the refurbishment of Banyan Bar and Kitchen at the CornExchange in Manchester. As its name suggests, the company’s manifesto is a move away from thepredictable and traditional, creating quirky, playful and imaginative interior spaces.

Lucy Goddard, Director at NoChintz comments: ”Our brief for Village Point was to create a unique and contemporary take on the traditional wedding venue, alongside an attractive self contained business space. The designs we have developed merge well-considered contemporary design, with all thefunctionality required for a mixed-use venue. We are very excited about starting work and seeing this local venue’s transformation!”

Liam Dillon, Investor at Village Point comments: ”We didn’t want Village Point to be another bland, traditional wedding venue and, from the start, we knew that ‘NoChintz’ would completely get what we wanted to achieve. The designs they’ve produced really have the wow factor and perfectly capture the cool, modern aesthetic we think will appeal to local people looking for a venue with a difference, whether its for work or play.”

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