The new Conservation Centre also features a large, open plan cafeteria, which will be run by contract caterers to provide staff meals and catering for meetings and conferences.

Again, noise could be an issue given the open-plan space, so Riff chairs, with ‘silent feet’ were chosen to allay the problem. Easy-clean, easily moveable, white Asto tables were chosen to reflect the light and the Riff chairs were upholstered in green fabric certified according to Oeko-tex and EU Flower accreditation.