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Dell Restaurant

A Grade II* Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.505 / 51°30'17"N

Longitude: -0.1599 / 0°9'35"W

OS Eastings: 527808

OS Northings: 180056

OS Grid: TQ278800

Mapcode National: GBR 8G.8N

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.5FTM

Entry Name: Dell Restaurant

Listing Date: 11 January 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251150

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433779

Location: Westminster, London, W2

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Knightsbridge and Belgravia

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St George, Hanover Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

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

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