based in hexham, northumberland, differentia designs interpretation for outdoor spaces including interpretation panels, interpretive structures, seats and signs.

Interpretation Shelter for Peregrini Landscape Partnership

Interpretation Shelter for Peregrini Landscape Partnership

Interpretation Shelter built on Holy Island

An early start today as we finished the interpretation shelter for the Peregrini Landscape Partnership. It turned into one of those precious December days where the sun shone all day.

At the beginning of the day as the sun is rising behind Lindisfarne Castle.

At the beginning of the day as the sun is rising behind Lindisfarne Castle.

Holy Island attracts about 500,000 visitors per year. Most visitors arrive into the Chare Ends car park before making their way towards the village and Island attractions. Neither the village, Lindisfarne Castle, Priory or even the sea are visible from the car park providing visitors with no obvious reference point. Visitors head for the south-west corner of the car park and onwards along a path to the village. There is a collection of dated and/or poor quality information panels, adverts and A Frames at the corner of the car park which are a bit of a mess.

View of the interpretation shelter from roadside.

View of the interpretation shelter from roadside.

Our solution was to create a single point where the interpretation and signage from the different partners such as as English Heritage, National Trust and Natural England could display their information. Each of the partner’s interpretation panels included a notice board feature that allowed for the display of changeable information such as opening times and events etc.

English Heritage Interpretation panel and noticeboard

English Heritage Interpretation panel and noticeboard

The mix of interpretation panels includes a map done by local artist Sarah Farooqi with local facilities and amenities.

Holy Island map by Sarah Farooqi

Holy Island map by Sarah Farooqi

The shelter itself was made by local craftsman Geoff Jackson of Langley Furniture Works using green oak and traditional methods of construction. Geoff took our original concepts and built our design with care and attention creating something that will last for a long time. Included in the works were Cedar shingles for the roof, green oak, hand carved bosses and seating.

Scotswood Garden Interpretation Panel

Scotswood Garden Interpretation Panel