The Sill Landscape Discovery Centre, Northumberland National Park
Thu 6th April 2017
The Sill in Northumberland National Park is a Landscape Discovery Centre and new YHA Youth Hostel currently being constructed at Once Brewed in Northumberland.
The Northumberland National Park Sill building will be very striking in its design and has been designed to sit comfortably in its surroundings. It will be a Landscape Discovery Centre that showcases people of all ages the landscapes, history, culture and heritage of Northumberland National Park.
Opening in the summer 2017 it will cost over 14 million pounds and was a ground breaking development for Northumberland National Park
The design harmoniously reflect the distinctive Northumbrian landscape in both its shape and the materials used in its construction. Its centrepiece will be a beautiful Whin Sill grass roof, planted to replicate the unique natural grasslands of the surrounding area. The Sillís fully accessible living roofwill sweep gently upwards, giving visitors a birdís eye vantage point across one of the UKís most magnificent landscapes and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrianís Wall. 80% of the externals are constructed from local stone and timber.
The Sill in Northumberland National Park is aimed to be a gateway into Northumberland National Park.