HMS Belfast, London

Our client, the Imperial War Museum, now has an elegant single-storey glass and steel pavilion with a rooftop bar that is proving particularly popular with office workers from the businesses nearby.

The building contains retail space, admissions control for the ship, a ‘baristo’ style café and a rooftop bar with amazing views towards Tower Bridge, the Lord Mayor’s Office and the City of London.

This visitor centre for HMS Belfast greatly expands the landside facilities of this historic visitor attraction; it is located between the riverbank and the ship, sitting on an existing platform that stands on stilts in the Thames. Situated in the middle of one of London’s greatest tourist and historical locations, the building enhances the connectivity between the ship and the riverbank at Queen’s walk and through its retail offer, generates additional income.