London Building Control worked closely with the Client and Project Managers to provide building control services on this 2 storey building that provides a park level cafe and terrace and an event space at first floor level. The new building is clad externally in half round cedar shingles.
These were chosen to respond to the scaled skin of the dinosaur models, creating a connection between the cafe building and the models at the other end of the lake. Carefully chosen areas of glazing maximise views over the park from within the cafe at ground level and over the lake from within the events space at first floor. The new cafe business will support the ongoing conservation of the unique grade I listed dinosaur sculptures and geological illustrations.