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Loch Lomond Shores

LocationLoch Lomond, Balloch

ClientLoch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority

StatusCompleted

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, established as Scotland’s first National Park in 2002 required a visitor facility that would cope with millions of visitors per year whilst introducing the concept of sustainability in the natural environment. Bennetts Associates' steel and glass pavilion, in contrast to many other visitor centres, used the transparency of its construction to suggest that the main exhibit was the world outside.

Jane Burridge was a key member of the team at Bennetts Associates who designed the original building and then recently in January 2015 SHS Burridge Architects were appointed by LLTNPA to carry out a Feasibility to convert the building into a food and retail outlet.

Whilst this process is ongoing it is believed that both the original design ambition for the building and its distinct positioning within the landscape offers great potential to create a unique dining experience. IWA worked as landscape consultants with Jane Burridge and Bennetts Associates on the original Gateway Centre Design.

Art installation in the woods

Pedestrian realm with lime tree planting

Viewing area overlooking Loch Lomond

Car park SUDs swale

Lettering routed into edge of timber bench

Shops facing onto loch esplanade

Raised timber deck through mature woodland

Timber deck shadowed by handrails

Timber peripheral building path

Raised timber deck under mature trees

Carrochan - Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park headquarters builiding

Carrochan LL&TNPA headquarters elevation and birch planting

Esplanade social space