Wetlands gets waterside café

A new waterside café, designed by the Diana Crighton Good Taste Consultancy in Kingston upon Thames, has been opened by The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust at – its centre in Washington, Tyne and Wear.

A new waterside café, designed by the Diana Crighton Good Taste Consultancy in Kingston upon Thames, has been opened by The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust at

its centre in Washington, Tyne and Wear.

“The design of the café is cool and simple – it is intended to reflect and complement a beautiful natural site,” says consultancy principal Diana Crighton.

The café features natural beech furniture and a curved counter with aqua marine laminate, to reflect the movement of water, says a Washington Centre spokeswoman.

The wooden building, which has a grass roof, was constructed from a kit and overlooks a lake in 40ha of parkland, the spokeswoman adds.

Diana Crighton Good Taste Consultancy is also consultant for the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust’s visitor centre at its new site in Barnes, south London, and its site in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire.

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