The Sill – Landscape Discovery Centre
The Sill is an exciting £11.2 million initiative that will see the creation of a Landscape Discovery Centre and new YHA Youth Hostel at Once Brewed in the Hadrian’s Wall area of Northumberland National Park. The building will sit sympathetically in the landscape and is set to be at the forefront of sustainable design. The Sill secured a Round 1 Heritage Fund development grant in 2012.
The centre will house state of the art education facilities, five external activity areas, serviced office accommodation for outdoor activity businesses, areas for retail of local products and a local produce café. In addition to the visitor centre, the building will accommodate a modern 86 bed youth hostel and associated facilities.
Appointed by Northumberland National Park Authority we have been working with the project team to develop the Visitor Café Concept and Business Potential. Advice and support to date has included:
Review & Development of Visitor Café Concept & Demand Potential
- Client objectives & site dynamics determined
- Local, national research & competition review
- Demand & financial models developed
- Seating model developed
- Concept appraisal & development
- Management options
Images and videos from www.thesill.org.uk