About The Project
Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre was built by The National Trust to provide somewhere to explain the history, and display the finds, of the 1939 excavation of the Anglo-Saxon burial grounds. The burial ground and surrounding landscape needed to be protected, while providing visitors with a vibrant environment in which to learn and be entertained. The client requested the use of ‘real materials’. Our concept of two timber barn-like buildings on the edge of the site, one housing the visitor facilities and the other the exhibition space, creates an informal courtyard where people can gather under the buildings’ huge eaves before they walk to the burial ground.
brief was to landscape the whole site, which we did in collaboration
with landscape architect Georgina Livingston. As well as designing
the visitor facilities and exhibition space we also refurbished the
existing Tranmer House, converting it into an education centre and
flats for holiday lets.
The National Trust
Architect And Lead Consultant