NY7566 : Roof of 'The Sill'

taken 12 days ago, 3 km from Henshaw, Northumberland, Great Britain

Roof of 'The Sill'
Roof of 'The Sill'
Solar panels provide a canopy on the right. The path in the foreground provides access to the roof for visitors through areas of grassland aiming to reproduce the natural and nationally-rare environment of that found on the ridges of the Whin Sill. The apex of the roof walk can be seen rising behind the glazed part of the building.
The Sill
'The Sill' replaces two buildings at Once Brewed, the former
Youth Hostel NY7566 : Once Brewed Youth Hostel and Northumberland National Park Visitor Centre NY7566 : The Once Brewed National Park Centre.

"The first National Landscape Discovery Centre in the UK, The Sill is designed to provide a base for learning and participation, research and conservation, engagement and fun; acting as a safe entry point for people from all backgrounds and circumstance.

Created by Northumberland National Park Authority with support from partners and funders, including YHA (England & Wales) and the Heritage Lottery Fund, our vision is for our nation's exceptional landscapes, culture and heritage to be enjoyed by as many people as possible.

Designed by Newcastle architects Jane Derbyshire & David Kendal and built by Sir Robert McAlpine the building is inspired by The Great Whin Sill, Northumberland's internationally-renowned geological feature, with diagonal flowing lines echoing the natural undulations and outcrops in the landscape."

Construction of the 14.8m building started in November 2015 and the centre opened on Saturday 29th July 2017.

The Sill: LinkExternal link
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Andrew Curtis and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
NY7566, 61 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 8 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Uplands  Paths  Public buildings and spaces  Educational sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Tourism 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 7525 6688 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.7527N 2:23.3035W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 75226 66875
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+


Image Type (about): geograph 
This page has been viewed about 17 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register