Jack Barclay, London, UK

Jack Barclay London is part of the H.R. Owen Group and is the world’s oldest and largest Bentley Dealership, established in 1927. This historic showroom is situated within Mayfair’s famous Berkeley Square.

Architectural practice Louis de Soissons have worked closely with Bentley to design their showroom interiors and invited dpa to develop the lighting for the refurbishment of this flagship showroom.

The lighting was designed carefully to create an environment where the cars look their best both inside the showroom but also from the street where kerbside appeal is imperative. Within the showroom various zones exist where variety and focus to the particular requirements of the space has been coordinated and considered in detail. For example, the Personalisation Room where customers consider and select finishes, colours and leathers to create their perfect Bentley requires appropriate light levels and excellent colour rendering. Decorative lighting over the central café bar and trimless recessed linear lighting in the ceiling add distinctive lighting elements which all form part of the identifiable Bentley branding, whilst the main feature pendent or ‘Hero’ Light is in prime place in the main window facing onto Berkley Square. This gives maximum impact to a special vehicle selected to receive this focussed attention.

Also part of the same group, the neighbouring showroom is home to a single Bugatti car where the particular elite supercar on display is presented in this striking interior. The lighting complements the style of the brand and interior with concealed linear lighting in colour and an appropriately comfortable and luxurious guest lounge.

Project Credits:
  H.R. Owen PLC
Architect:  Louis de Soissons Ltd
Electrical Contractor:  HEES Ltd
Photography:  Courtesy of Richard Washbrooke Photography
dpa Project Team:  Nick Hoggett – Partner and Ian Clarke – Associate