- Cedric Price (creator)
- Cedric Price (architect)
- Felix J. Samuely & Partners (consulting engineering firm)
- Baker, Wilkins & Smith (quantity surveyors)
- J. Lyons and Company Limited (client)
- Cedric Price (archive creator)
1963-1988, predominant 1971-1975
Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
- 151 reprographic copies
0.47 l.m. of textual records
0.03 l.m. of photographic materials
Scope and content:
File documents the completed project for a restaurant at the Blackpool Zoo Park in Blackpool, England, for client J. Lyons & Co. Ltd. Initially the brief also called for the erection of five pre-fabricated Wimpy kiosks, of which at least one and possibly two kiosks were erected. The restaurant building is a square, clear-span, steel-frame building with its own kitchen and store rooms, and includes a cafeteria, a full service restaurant and bar, and offices. The restaurant dining room can be converted from one large space into two by means of a curtain on a track, removable barrier rails, and mobile cash and cutlery units. The exterior is timber-clad with tinted glazing. Existing conditions drawings show the existing site layout, landscaping plans and plans showing water supply and electrical services. Design development drawings and working drawings include preliminary interior perspectives, site plans, floor plans, reflected ceiling plans, utility plans, sections, elevations, axonometric views of interior, roof trusses, and structural system, construction details, and progress charts. Two sets of drawings that include plans, sections, and elevations, were possibly used for presentation purposes. Construction details are drawn on letter-size paper and show details for curtain tracks, exterior walls, and windows. A project schedule listing the remaining work is dated October 29, 1973. Consultant's drawings for catering, structural, mechanical, and electrical services are also included in the file. Over 300 detail drawings on letter-size paper are included in the textual records. Cedric Price visited the restaurant in 1988. Some material in this file was published in 'Cedric Price-Works II' (London: Architectural Press, 1984), 81.
Some reference drawings are attributed to H. Carpenter, Engineer, County Borough of Blackpool, and to Building Design Partnership.
Versa-Serve Ltd Catering Consultants, Briggs Amasco, Crittall-Hope, Archbell Greenwood Ltd Structural Engineers, Hall & Kay Limited, Campbell & Isherwood Ltd Electrical Engineers appear as consultants in this project.
Bovis: Fee Construction Limited appears as the general contractor for this project.
File contains design development drawings, presentation drawings, reference drawings, technical drawings, working drawings, photographic materials, and textual records.
Language of material:
- Documents are in English.
Related units of description:
- Group DR2004:1374 in Models, Samples and Artefacts (AP144.S7) contains material that possibly relates to this file.
Group DR1995:0243:397-412 in BMI/HQ (AP144.S2.D74) contains a progress chart stamped 'Blackpool Project'.
Group DR2004:1199 contains material that relates to Inter-Action (AP144.S2.D82), Topolski/Waterloo (AP144.S2.D88), and River Clyde (AP144.S2.D90).
DR2004:1198, Site plans of Zoological Gardens, Blackpool
DR2004:1199, Axonometric detail view, details sections, cladding and glazing details
DR2004:1200, Exterior and interior views of building and site under construction
DR2004:1201, Views of model, detail drawings, building under construction
DR2004:1202, Bill of quantities
DR1995:0251:001-006, Site plans, some showing services
DR1995:0251:007-027, Diagrams with calculations, axonometric details, perspective sketch
DR1995:0251:028-048, Axonometric view of structure, plans, plumbing plans
DR1995:0251:049-070, Plumbing plans, plans, elevations, wall and glazing details
DR1995:0251:071-085, Plans with annotations, wall details, details, elevations
DR1995:0251:086-105, Municipal plan, site plan, landscaping plan, elevations, sections, plan, HVAC plan, and lighting plan
DR1995:0251:106-119, Site plans, plans some with annotations, including notes from 1972 survey
DR1995:0251:120-134, Roof plan, layout, axonometric view of structure, plan details, some with annotations
DR1995:0251:135-168, Sketch layout plans, including schedule, many with annotations
DR1995:0251:170:001, Estimates, price list, correspondence, minutes of meetings
DR1995:0251:170:002, Estimates, appraisals, invoices, contract document
DR1995:0251:170:003, Invoice, correspondence, some relating to Cedric Price's 1988 visit to the site
DR1995:0251:170:004, Standards, regulations, building codes, codes of practice, bylaws