Peterborough bar plans spectacular roof terrace

A roof terrace complete with tree and standing bar table could give diners a new view of Peterborough.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 5:00 am
How the roof terrace could look. Images: © Cohanim Architecture

The Genie Lounge - a shisha bar and grill, which replaced The Beehive in Albert Place last year - has submitted plans for the development to Peterborough City Council

It would involve alterations and conversion of the existing flat roof to create new roof terrace, providing seating to act as an extension to the existing bar/lounge area.

A bar will not be sited within the roof terrace, but rather seating covers and standing areas only.

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Genie Lounge in Albert Place.

The alterations, according to agents Cohanim Architecture, will improve the architectural landscape in the area.

Their report to the council says: “No. 62 Albert Place likely dates to around the 1920s. It has been modified, extended, rendered over and painted in various hues over past decades and shows contemporary extensions which have been erected within the past 20 years.

“Thus the composition comprises a variety of architectural periods and scales. It is unlikely to be harmed by minor modifications which do not alter the fundamental shell by their nature of being subordinate to the significant massing of the existing architecture. There is, on the contrary, an opportunity to reharmonise the view towards the existing building which would subsequently improve the architectural landscape in the immediate vicinity and bring a contemporary flair to this vibrant and dynamic quarter of the City of Peterborough.

Genie Lounge, which opened briefly in November before pandemic lockdowns kicked in, has a covered ground floor terrace. It has not announced when it will be reopening.

How the roof terrace could look. Images: © Cohanim Architecture
The existing groundfloor covered seating area at Genie Lounge, Albert Place.
How the roof terrace could look. Images: © Cohanim Architecture