Designtel - Megatron Restaurant/McDonalds Alconbury, Campbell Rees

Megatron McDonalds [1990]

Campbell Rees Architects

Formerly a space-age themed ‘Megatron’ restaurant designed by Campbell Rees Architects, the building was famously styled to present a futuristic American diner to Cambridgeshire locals. A remarkable feat of 1980s retro-futurism, the restaurant’s spheroid exterior was trumped by extravagance within which included a central computer column that allowed customers to digitally input burger orders. Later converted to a McDonalds and demolished in 2008.

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