Stowe Visitor Centre
The restoration and reconstruction of the original Grade II listed 'New Inn' building, coupled with a striking but restrained new addition, has created an elegant facility for the Stowe Visitors Centre.
Modern, 21st century building services have been subtly integrated into the old farm house. This has allowed for the maintainance of its original appearance but catered for the comfort of the contemporary visitor.
We have worked closely with Cowper Griffith Associates to ensure excellent thermal performance of the building facade. Insulation levels are enhanced in both the new and reconstructed buildings to offset the poorer performance of the conserved, ancient building fabric. All heating is provided from woodchip fuel, sourced from the estate and surrounding farms, which is then dried, stored and chipped by the National Trust on site. The project was awarded BREEAM 'Very Good' Rating.