Surfaces in concrete, timber and steel form interior of Headricks Lane restaurant & bar

Surfaces in concrete, timber and steel form interior of Headricks Lane restaurant & bar

Headricks Lane is a sophisticated modern restaurant and bar situated in a Heritage Listed building in Rockhampton, Australia. The new shape of the interior was designed by Brisbane-based SP Studio.

“The client’s ambition for Headricks Lane was unique, bold and complex – a space that would operate 18 hours a day, and span multiple and often contrasting customer moments: a refined evening restaurant and a bright and breezy brunch destination; an intense and edgy late-night bar as well as an engaging, localised microbrewery. The brief demanded careful zoning, and the creation of spaces that could seamlessly flex in both size and shade to subtly shift the ambience as desired – from dark and intimate to bright and spacious, accommodating hundreds of guests on a pulsating Saturday evening, but still maintaining vibrancy on a quieter weeknight or afternoon. To achieve this, we developed a strong, singular architectural language – expressed as a series of horizontal and vertical surfaces in concrete, timber and steel that collectively deliver lighting installations, zone compressions, tables and seating. This language is used cohesively to stitch together the elements of the three core spaces that comprise Headricks Lane: the Laneway (the foundation zone and heart of the restaurant); the Brewery (open until midnight), and the Longroom (a flexible space that can cater a large private function or open to seamlessly integrate with the Brewery/Bar). A strong, singular architectural language, inspired by the revealed beauty of the raw structure, draws together the expansive footprint into a series of intimate cohesive spaces,” says SP Studio

  • Location: Rockhampton, Australia
  • Date completed: 2017
  • Size: 5,700 square feet
  • Design: SP Studio
  • Photos: Kirsten Cunningham
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Laneway entry
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Laneway booth seats
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Long room
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Communal table in Long room
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Bar at night
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Bathroom
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Exterior
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Floorplan