Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens has named a four-strong shortlist, which includes Adam Khan working with gardening star Dan Pearson, in the competition to design its new £1.5 million visitor hub
The team is lined up against 5th Studio with Jonathan Cook – JCLA, White Design with Davies White Landscape Architects and a collaboration between the Landscape Partnership with Purcell Miller Tritton.
The Norfolk nature reserve invited 15 practices to vie for the job which includes a new entrance and the refurbishment of existing buildings.
Further contests are understood to be in the pipeline for future phases. A spokeswoman said that the contest marked the start of a two to five year plan and there was ‘an aspiration to develop more building within the grounds which complemented the reserve’s holistic approach to nature’.