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New Restaurant, Cafe and Bar in former Ravens Department Store, 6-7 Clifftown Road, Southend on Sea


SKARCHITECTS LTD have secured two separate planning permissions to redevelop a well known former Ravens Department Store into a high - end restaurant, café and bar featuring a new roof garden.
The site was previously owned by Ravens family and the existing building was a home to their family run Ravens Department Store. The shop was originally founded in 1897 and had its premises at 6-7 Clifftown Road for the last 60 years.
The proposal is sympathetic to the existing building and preserves its character within Clifftown area. It also creates a visually interesting and economically viable premises which will continue to serve the local community and visitors to Southend for many years to come.
The design provides for a quiet lounge bar in the basement, a café and bar area on the ground floor, fine dining restaurant on the first floor, and the roof garden, kitchen and staff areas on the second floor.
The building will retain its active frontage along Clifftown Road and will continue as a well know and easy accessible local attraction and destination.
SKARCHITECTS LTD continue their involvement in the project. The construction phase is due to start this autumn with a completion planned for spring 2018.