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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1251150



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster

District Type: London Borough


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Jan-1995

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 433779

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HYDE PARK TQ 2780 SE Dell Restaurant 1900-/87/10072 II* Cafe. 1964 by Patrick Gwynne for the Ministry ofPublic Building and Works in conjunction with Forte's and Company. Central concrete core on deep piles supports radiating and tilting steel trusses cantilevered over the Serpentine, and steel columns on the glazing line to which the large plate glass windows are directly fixed. Polygonal plan has underlying octagonal form. Single storey with office hidden within tent-like glass reinforced plastic roof Concrete floor slab clad in Brescia Violetta marble. Projecting balcony on three sides has tilted steel railings which support pre-cast terrazzo seating alongside trapezoid-shaped tables angled to the zig-zag form of the building. . - in 1963-4, the design Included as the best ofa small number of restaurants built in the Royal Parks in 1963-4, the design is particularly imaginative in its light-weight, tent-like form and use of materials. It is an extremely rare surviving example by an important architect who specialised in shop and restaurant design. 'The Builder', 8 November 1963 and 17 September 1965 'Architectural Review', October 1965 Patrick Gwynne, 'Buildings 1964-79'.

Listing NGR: TQ2780880056

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Gwynne, P, Buildings 1964-79
'Architectural Review' in October, (1965)
'The Builder' in 17 September, (1965)
'The Builder' in 8 November, (1963)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 17 Greater London

National Grid Reference: TQ 27808 80056


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