Set within the grounds of a Grade I listed Mansion, the stunning new 4 million visitor centre at
Dunham Massey, designed by BHB Architects provides a welcoming reception, shop, café and link
between the main car park and
the mansion. The building nestles seamlessly within a sheltered wooded site on the bank of a
valley and is well hidden from the main historic core of the site.
Owned by the National Trust, located south of Manchester, it has been one of the most visited
National Trust sites in recent years. The proposal sought to release pressure on the historic
core of the estate. The design comprises five individual structures that are to a similar
scale and proportion to the existing subservient buildings found within the site all linked
together with a modern contemporary glazed concourse overlooking a new glade garden through
which glimpses of the historic core can be seen.