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Neon Ballroom – Margate

This unique Grade II Listed Georgian building, formerly part of Paragon Court, sits on a green triangle of land facing the sea in Margate. The proposal transforms this derelict former nightclub into an active mixed use scheme including a neon workshop, a gallery/ flexible venue, and a private dwelling for multi-generational living. The project celebrats the historic architecture, conserve the buildings significance and enhance its setting, which may be the catalyst for the development of the area. 

Project:

  • Use: House & exhibition space
  • Location: Margate, UK
  • Grade II listed
  • Size: GIA 442m²
  • Status: Planning approved November 2022

Team:

  • Private Client
  • Structural Engineer: CTP Engineers
  • Herritage Consultant: Standard Herritage

PROCESS

The intention is to conserve, make good and reveal the historic features and proportions, retaining the exposed brick masonry brick walls and timber floors. The ceilings and cornicing in the main building are reinstated.

Light touch minor alterations will complement the historic architectural design through a contrasting material palette with thin bronze-finish metal framed glazing, and refined metalwork for balustrading and other details. A series of neon artworks bring character to the façade and interiors.

This project joins a series of important cultural spaces in Margate, including the Turner Contemporary, Carl Freedman Gallery and Tracey Emin’s Margate Art School.

Lower Ground Floor Plan
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Ground Floor Plan
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Roof Plan
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Existing Interior 3D Scan
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Existing Interior Image
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