Creswell Crags Museum and Education Centre
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Museum and education centre for a sensitive site of significant archaeological interest
Creswell Crags shortlisted for World Heritage Status, is one of Britain’s most important archaeological sites.
The steeply sloping woodland site overlooks the gorge, the two long low linear blocks over two storeys run parallel to the contours of the site. The building deliberately acts as an visual barrier between the visitor car park and the gorge; the museum is intended to act as a gateway to the Crags.
Locally sourced magnesium limestone is used to connect the building with the local geology. Raw oak is used in reference to the woodland setting.
The site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Conservation Area, a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation and part of a Grade II listed park associated with Welbeck Abbey.
- Begun: Jan 2008
- Completed: May 2009
- Floor area: 1,285m2
- Sector: Arts and culture
- Total cost: £3.9M
- Procurement: Traditionally procured using JCT05
- Address: Crags Road, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3LH, United Kingdom
- Architect: OMI Architects
- Client: Creswell Heritage Trust
- Structural engineer: Buro Happold
- Quantity surveyor: Harvey & Co
- Planning supervisor: Mike Parkes
- Main contractor: GF Tomlinsons
- Museum and heritage consultant: Hilary McGowan
- Landscape architect: Landscape Projects
- Exhibition designer: Continuum
- Services engineer: Buro Happold