Sidell Gibson Architects’ Discover Greenwich visitor centre has been shortlisted in the Best New Tourism Experience category at the BT Visit London Awards 2010 following a record number of entries.
All shortlisted entries stand a chance of winning an award at the ceremony being held at The Bloomsbury Big Top on Wednesday 8 December 2010. There will be up to three winners for each category: Gold, Silver and Bronze.
The shortlist includes other major and prestigious London tourist attractions which openend this year:
Best NEW Tourism Experience (New for 2010)
- Centre of the Cell
- Jewish Museum London
- Fourth Plinth – Antony Gormley's One and Other
- The Galleries of Modern London at Museum of London
- Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre
at Old Royal Naval College
- SEA LIFE London Aquarium
- Victoria and Albert Museum- Rainforest Life / Night Life at ZSL London Zoo
The Discover Greenwich visitor centre's Cafe/Restaurant/Bar/Microbrewery has recently won Best New Design at the Time Out London Eating and Drinking Awards.
The Old Brewery is run by local brewer Greenwich Meantime, Sidell Gibson Architects designed the spectacular three-storey-high brewing tower, the new kitchen, a new glass link, restored the brick interior of the Old Brewery Bar, and enlarged the outdoor courtyard as well as enabled Greenwich Meantime to use the existing 18th Century basement for food preparation and brewing. Further interior design is by Real Studios with whom we also collaborated on the Main Hall exhibition fitout.