The Design Team
The Discovery Centre Project is supported by a range of professional firms, each leaders in their fields of specialism to ensure the Centre enjoys the very best design and technical qualities.
Architects – Simpson & Brown
Based in Edinburgh, Simpson & Brown is one of the United Kingdom’s leading conservation practices, with a reputation for high quality new work. It undertakes projects throughout the United Kingdom and overseas, with projects ranging from the conservation of major historic buildings to elegant contemporary new buildings. Examples of its award-winning designs include the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick (pictured) and visitor centres at Riveualx Abbey, Lincoln Cathedral and Eltham Palace.
Construction Engineering – Stephen Wilson Partnership
The Stephen Wilson Partnership is an established structural and civil engineering consultancy based in Hove, Sussex. Examples of its successful projects to date include the new £6m Innovation Centre at Kent University (pictured) as well as the University’s new £7m Drama School, the Beach Hotel in Worthing and the £5m new Leisure Centre in Sidcup.
Mechanical & Engineering – Mott MacDonald
Mott MacDonald is a global engineering consultancy operating in 150 countries worldwide. Examples of its successful projects include providing complete technical design and support for the largest solar power project in Japan near the city of Setouchi in southern Okayama Prefecture, the biggest wind farm in South East Asia, the Hay Bong Wind Farm in Thailand, as well as devising a new strategy for a de-regulated electricity market in Cyprus.
Project Management – Cragg Management
Cragg Management are a specialist arts and heritage project management company with extensive experience of providing Visitor Centres, environmentally sensitive projects and works with limited / restricted access. Examples of projects successfully delivered include the restoration of the De la Warr Pavilion in Bexhill (pictured), renovation and restoration works at Charleston Barns and House in Firle, East Sussex, and the construction of new visitor centres (with Simpson & Brown) at both Lincoln and St.Albans Cathedrals.