Client: KLH UK
Architect: ABIR Architects
Engineering Disciplines: Advanced Timber Engineering
Designed by ABIR Architects the new timber Visitor Centre at Weald & Downland Museum will transform the experience of visitors arriving at the museum.
The new facilities include a cafe, learning and community space, visitor centre and shop. Improving these areas will enhance visitors experience of the museum, extend the activities that can take place with local schools and interest groups and provide families with hands-on interactive displays which encourage activity and learning for all ages.
The new development has also released three important buildings which will be used as new gallery spaces. The use of cross-laminated timber and glulam enabled the buildings to be constructed quickly and cleanly which was important to the museum as it remained open to the public during the works.