Nottingham-based DHP Family is about to unveil the fruits of its extensive refurbishment of the Borderline in Soho, London – the newest addition to its venue portfolio – which will re-open on 16th March.
With the overhaul including a significant reconfiguration of the venue layout, DHP expects the improved offer to breathe new life back into what has been described as one of the last surviving landmark live music venues in the heart of Soho.
The Borderline has a rich history with both up-and-coming artists and established stars playing the venue since it opened in the late 1980s. R.E.M, Rage Against the Machine, PJ Harvey, Oasis and Eric Clapton have all graced its stage.
DHP Family’s MD George Akins said: “As well as complete design overhaul, we plan to introduce our award winning model of venue management to bring the Borderline up to the company’s premium offer in terms of design, service and product as well as programming and entertainment.
“It has an amazing music heritage and we want to take that legacy forward to re-establish the Borderline as the leading live music venue in central London for future generations”.
DHP Family, which owns Oslo in Hackney, Rock City in Nottingham and the newly relaunched The Garage in Islington, has once again collaborated with designers Zopsigog, who worked on both Oslo and The Garage.
The firm’s head of venue programming for London, Ed Lilo, will be looking after the diary at the Borderline.