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Saturday, 28 March 2015

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£11.2m plan for new attraction on Hadrian's Wall

This is how a new £11.2m attraction along Hadrian’s Wall could look.

The Sill would be at the cutting edge of environmentally-friendly construction

Final designs have been unveiled for The Sill, a project backers say will bring a significant jobs and tourism boost.

Developers are now pursuing planning permission for the attraction, which would showcase the story of the world heritage site. They hope to secure that this summer.

People have now seen the most up-to-date designs for the project, created by award-winning architects Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall

The centre would be at the national park centre at Twice Brewed in the Northumberland National Park.

Environmental features on the building would be among the first of their kind in the country, including a green roof to blend in with the surrounding countryside.

Park authority chief executive Tony Gates said: “I am delighted to announce the final designs for The Sill, which will now be taken into the planning stages of the project.

“In just a short space of time, we have consulted people at 130 meetings and our design team from architects Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall have created concepts which are both sympathetic to the environment and inspiring in their vision.

“Over the course of this, the development phase of the project, which has been backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund, we have invited members of the public to contribute to the design process, and their feedback and ideas have helped to shape the design.”


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