This Month in Premier Construction 27.1
Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction.
In this month’s issue we take a look at Windermere Jetty; we check out The Weston and we explore Buga pavilions.
Recently opened by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, the new Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories in the Lake District is a spectacular new attraction created in a £20m development worthy of its location on a World Heritage site. The new museum, in Rayrigg Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, was developed in a project by Lakeland Arts, working with award-winning architects Carmody Groarke and exhibition designers Real Studios. Main contractors were Thomas Armstrong (Construction) Ltd. Windermere Jetty is one of the first contemporary buildings to be constructed on the shores of Windermere in over 50 years.
A work of art in itself, Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s stunning new £3.6million visitor centre – The Weston – has been unveiled at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The building, which was named as a result of significant support from family grant-maker, The Garfield Weston Foundation, is constructed on a historic quarry site within the 18th-century Bretton Estate. The Weston upgrades the visitor experience at the East Entrance to the park. The beautiful, light-filled building was designed by architects Feilden Fowles and constructed by Yorkshire-based company William Birch. It increases essential capacity at the award-winning open-air museum and gallery in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, which welcomed over 480,000 people in 2017, its 40th anniversary year. The centre comprises a restaurant (140m2), gallery space (125m2), public foyer (80m2) and shop (50m2).
The Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart have developed two highly innovative, biologically inspired pavilions for the 2019 Bundesgartenschau in Heilbronn. Both are unique, light-weight structures that are fully computationally designed and robotically fabricated. They showcase the broad impact of digital technologies on future construction and architecture through two very different materials: wood and fibre composites. The two pavilions embody and architecturally express the strength of innovation typical for the State of Baden-Wűrttemberg, which has been internationally recognised as the centre for lightweight construction, biomimetics and the development of digital technologies in architecture for several decades.
With all this and more, join us as we explore the impressive construction projects that continue to shape our landscape.