Buffini Chao Deck
The Buffini Chao Deck is designed to be used year round with as little carbon impact as possible. The building is thermally insulated to substantially reduce heat loss in the winter and the space itself is temperature controlled through underfloor heating which will be linked to the NT’s heat and power system.
It is naturally ventilated, drawing in air through the side walls, and circulated by ceiling fans. The glass in the windows and sliding doors is treated to deflect sunlight and reduce heat gain during the summer months.
All the permanent installed lighting is LED and is locally controlled, ensuring it is only used when the space is in operation.
They use organic and locally sourced ingredients where possible. Their aim is to provide food and service that reflect the National Theatre’s sustainability vision.
Food and Drink
Temple’s welcome drinks’ come from fellow B Corp The Uncommon they produce English sparkling wines in cans. They are the first to do so in the UK, and still produce the the very finest wine. As the first Certified B Corp wine in the UK, they have joined a global community using business as a force for good. Sustainability has been cultivated at The Uncommon’s core and it exists to make beautiful wine for people, and for the planet. They use cans because they have a carbon footprint 1/4 of that of a traditional bottle, the aluminium used is endlessly recyclable, a glass bottle takes more energy to recycle than make new.
The Street food served will be from the National Theatre KERB vendors. They are all start ups and the theatre and KERB gives them a platform for 12 months to develop their business. KERB, supports small businesses in the hospitality industry and individuals facing barriers to entry. They support people into work and people at work. They’re all about driving positive change by providing vital support and a slice of opportunity for those who need it the most. They focus on supporting referrals from our Impact Partners across four main areas:
- youth unemployment
- re-entry services