R Durtnell & Sons was appointed to carry out the construction of a single storey Pheasantry Welcome Centre at Hampton Court. The centre contains a foyer, café, kitchen, education room, staff office, toilet facilities (containing environmentally friendly waterless urinals), and buggy store. The whole building is timber-framed with timber-joisted walls and an external cladding of Siberian larch. The café has a stainless steel roof, high-level clerestory windows and a floor with concrete paving slabs to match those on the terrace outside. A visitors’ car park was also created.
The design and selection of materials conform to advanced sustainable building practices with the use of renewable energy sources wherever possible.
QS: Huntley Cartwright