Inn the Park Restaurant

Inn the Park Restaurant

Inn The Park is a new restaurant in St James’ Park, the oldest of London’s Royal Parks. The brief from the client, the Royal Parks Agency (RPA), was ‘to create a high quality and low-profile building which must nevertheless advertise its presence’.

Inn The Park is a new restaurant in St James’ Park, the oldest of London’s Royal Parks. The brief from the client, the Royal Parks Agency (RPA), was ‘to create a high quality and low-profile building which must nevertheless advertise its presence’.

In this beautiful and historic setting, Hopkins Architects set out to create a modern building that respected Nash’s original design, blending into the landscape while at the same time discreetly advertising its presence to potential customers – a complex architectural challenge.

There was also a clear desire to demonstrate sustainability – the RPA is seen as a flag-bearer for sustainable development. Inn the Park was short-listed for the Wood Awards 2004 and received a Civic Trust Award in 2006.

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