2016 Civic Trust Award: Commendation Winner
A new build Visitor Centre located in Galloway, Scotland. The Centre includes retail and dining public spaces, a bike shop and bike hire facilities, as well as staff offices accommodation. The Visitor Centre is located in one of the UK's designated "Dark Sky" areas.
Many factors of the M&E design had to be considered due to the remote location of the building. Also, consideration had to be given to the design due to it being a designated "Dark Sky" area. Lighting had to be designed in accordance with the Dark Sky Compliant Luminaires.
DSSR responsible for the design of all M&E Services.
DSSR also carried out the M&E design the refurbishment of four other Visitor Centres for the Forestry Commission Scotland (David Marshall Lodge; Clatteringshaws Visitors Centre; Glentrool Visitors Centre; Queens View Visitors Centre – Perth).
Forestry Commission Scotland