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We have recently converted this wonderful 1961 Grade II Listed Hyperbolic Paraboloid into a Starbucks drive thru coffee shop at Markham Moor Services on the A638.

The distinctively-shaped roof was originally designed by Sam Scorer to cover a petrol station on the new southbound A1 (old A57), built in 1961. Known as a hyperbolic paraboloid, he used similar designs for a petrol station and church in Lincoln. It was supposed to be striking and easily identifiable. At Markham Moor, Happy Eater took over the unusual building in the 1980s and built their own restaurant underneath the roof, using it as a distinctive landmark to help promote the branch.

 

  • 1961 hyperbolic paraboloid converted for Starbucks
  • 1961 hyperbolic paraboloid converted for Starbucks
  • 1961 hyperbolic paraboloid converted for Starbucks
  • 1961 hyperbolic paraboloid converted for Starbucks
  • 1961 hyperbolic paraboloid converted for Starbucks
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