Winchester Cathedral Visitor Centre, Hampshire

Completion Date 1999

Contract Value £1.7m

Client Winchester Cathedral Enterprises

Won through an invited competition, this scheme formed part of a masterplan to accommodate increasing visitor numbers at the cathedral, one of the largest in Europe. The first phase included the conversion of a Grade I Listed, 17th century coach house to provide a new visitor entrance, retail, offices and dining space. The second comprised a single storey, lightweight timber-framed building, used for functions and meetings. Within such an historic setting, great sensitivity was required to balance the new with the fabric of the existing building.