Client: London Borough of Bromley
Programme: 52 weeks
Contract: JCT 2011 Intermediate with Contractors Design
Description: New Build
Demolition of the existing café and construction of a new two-storey 348m2 building to provide a café and event space and associated landscaping as part of a wider regeneration of the Grade 2* Listed Park which remained open to the public during the works.
The new steel-framed timber clad building is designed to take on the shape of a dinosaur with a tall chimney to represent the long neck, the “body” of the building is covered with timber shingles depicting the scales of the animal and a timber bridge at first floor level leading down to the lake being the tail. The appearance of the building aims to support interpretation of the Park’s Grade 1 Listed dinosaur models.
The site is in a busy park with visitor numbers greatly increasing in the Summer months. Access to the site compound was through the park with our banksman escorting vehicles to and from the site. All deliveries/ collections were allocated a specific time-slot with none during peak periods.
A number of trees with TPOs were hoarded off and root protection installed. A large amount of excavated spoil was re-distributed on site for landscaping works which also saved muck-away costs.