• Client: National Trust

  • Architecture: Heneghan Peng Architects

  • Landscape concept & interiors: Heneghan Peng Architects

  • Structures: Arup

  • Building services: Bennett Robertson

  • Quantity Surveyor: Edmond Shipway

  • Project Manager: Edmond Shipway

  • Project Value: £10 million

The Giant’s Causeway Visitor’s Centre was shortlisted for the 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize.

Gilbert-Ash was appointed as design & build partner on this iconic building. The project brought very unique challenges as it is built on a UNESCO World Heritage site and therefore had to be carried out within strict and sensitive environmental and sustainability guidelines. The remit of the project included construction of a 1815 m2 building in a single storey earth-defended structure, with facilities comprising of retail, catering, tourist information, interpretation and exhibition space, restrooms and staff accommodation.


“This elegant, powerful visitor centre appears to be born of its place; the irregular lines of basalt columns grow and recede into the landscape to form the building edges, with the building roof a part of the dramatic landscape”

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