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Open House London

When: 22nd - 23rd September
Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham Hill Road, BR3 1SY and National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, SW3 4HT

For Open House London weekend urbanism director Mehron Kirk will be on site at Beckenham Place Park talking about the restoration of the historic landscape and Georgian lake. The 237 acre park is the largest in south east London and the regeneration will introduce wet woodland habitat, extend the formal flower gardens and introduce a new children’s play area. Mehron will be giving talks from 12.30 to 16.00 on Sunday from the site of the new swimming lake where construction has started and will be explaining its design, the logistics and mechanics necessary for its creation.

Structural engineer Rebecca Ellis will be leading a tour of the refurbished National Army Museum in Chelsea at 15.00 on Saturday, talking about how our interdisciplinary team significantly enhanced the existing accommodation including the reception and entrance space, café, retail and cloakroom facilities, and also the environmental performance of the building to improve energy efficiency and reduce running costs. She will discuss the engineering challenges and the major cut and carve works which enabled the architectural vision for the project to be achieved.

Two more BDP projects are also open over the weekend, the Hale Village mixed-use development and the refurbished Senate House – full details of opening times can be found in the full programme