Icosis were appointed in 2009 by Natural England to look at two projects on Lindisfarne, just off the Northumberland coast. The projects are proposed to upgrade the facilities and accessibility to the Lookout Tower, a 1950’s Coast Guard tower that is currently not safe for public access, and to provide a new visitor building on the Rocket Field adjacent to the main route to the Castle. These projects are very different in character, but both aim to reflect the unique location, inspiring visitors to value and conserve the special environment that is Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve.
The new Window on wild Lindisfarne visitor building is located on the main route to the castle and provides a visitor information point relating to the island’s rich nature and wildlife. The stone walled and turf roofed building also acts as a muster point and education facility. The Rocket Field provides an excellent habitat for a great variety of birds, and the building is intended to focus views out over the field and bird activity. Careful detailing has allowed birds to nest within the eaves of the building itself.
Photographs © Keith Hunter / Icosis
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