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The Pearl Centre, the latest Grade II Registered Park and Garden

The Pearl Centre, Peterborough has become our first Grade II Registered Park and Garden in March 2019. Link to the listing on Historic England.

Constructed between 1989 and 1992. The listing states ‘Design Interest’ as a key criteria for listing stating:

Design interest:
* as a highly creative re-working of a familiar formal language, executed with masterful handling of form  and function;
* for the architectural quality of the landscape design, which is intimately connected with and complements the Post-Modern design of the Pearl Centre by Chapman Taylor Partners;
* for the recreational value of the grounds and gardens, which were designed for the enjoyment of staff relocated from the company’s London headquarters, both in views from the building and for lunchtime perambulation.

A 1988 sketch plan from our drawing archive