Hudson bags Norfolk country park prize
Winning scheme will create new visitor centre with café and conference centre to improve facilities for schools and community groups
Hudson Architects has won a design competition to overhaul Norfolk’s Whitlingham Country Park, near Norwich.
The studio beat Feilden + Mawson and LSI Architects to win the project, which aims to upgrade the park’s visitor centre and regenerate neighbouring land. Hudson’s scheme proposes refurbishing the park’s 235m² barn and creating a new 1,450m² visitor centre, featuring a café, conference area and washroom facilities.
Robin Bertram of the studio said: ‘We’re really excited. It’s a brilliant project to get.’
The project for Crown Point Estate and the Whitlingham Charitable Trust is part of a bid to generate more income from the 24.7-hectare open space while improving its facilities for schools and community groups.
Bertram said the practice was pursuing a ‘light touch’ approach to create a ‘viable financial future’ for the park.
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