New Visitor Centre, Wensleydale Creamery
Williams-Architects were tasked with producing the design for an extension to the existing visitor centre at the Wensleydale Creamery, located just outside the market town of Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
With visitor numbers increasing, the Creamery needed to expand its visitor centre and cheese shop, in order to showcase the Creamery's wide range of produce.
This required the re-planning and relocation of several of the existing functions. Careful planning of the works ensured that disruption during the peak season was minimal.
Designing within The Yorkshire Dales National Park
Due to the location of the site within the boundaries of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, local traditional materials were sourced to complement the surroundings.
The design of the new extension incorporates these traditional materials in a contemporary style, which provides a grounded yet light and airy feel, and incorporates a ‘green’ sedum roof to soften the visual impact of the low level roof and assist in controlling rainwater run off.
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