Project Description

A centrepiece of the Elephant Park redevelopment designed using engineered timber. The pavilion’s location among the existing trees shapes both the form of the building and the materials chosen. The roof is designed to maximise the relationship between the café and the surrounding park maximising light through the structure to the space below.

Judge’s comments

This project demonstrates that it is possible to construct in harmony with the existing surroundings of a scheme – in this case, a tree-filled urban parkland. 

The scheme was designed with the full involvement of both the design and client teams with a collaborative approach. By utilising the balustrade as a structural component, the team made use of an element that would always be required but wouldn’t typically be used structurally. 

A careful balance of sustainable materials and efficient design is very well executed. Clearly a labour of love from all those involved and a great showcase of the benefits of marrying architectural and structural design.

Project overview

Structural Designer

  • Webb Yates Engineers

Client Name

  • Lendlease


  • London, UK


  • Bell Phillips Architects

Principal Contractor

  • Lendlease

Key Contractors

  • Richie + Daffin – M&E, Sustainability Engineer

    DP9 Ltd. – Planning Consultant

    Gardiner & Theobald LLP – Cost Consultant

    Lendlease Construction – Developer

    Hybrid Structures – CLT Engineer

    The Fire Surgery – Fire Engineer

    Gillespies – Landscape Architect

    Speirs + Major – Lighting Designer

Year Submitted

  • 2022

Key attributes

  • People, Process