Hermitage Park Pavilion Helensburgh, Scotland

Hoskins Architects was part of the winning team appointed to redevelop Helensburgh’s Hermitage Park, including the design of the new 200sqm park pavilion, which will act as a hub within the much-loved Victorian park. The Hermitage Park project was developed by Argyll & Bute Council with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Located adjacent to the northern entrance to the park, from Sinclair Street, the fully accessible pavilion creates a new and welcoming gateway. Formed as an implied portal, the external walls are clad with rough-sawn vertical larch, in contrast to the internal white stained timber. The new building will house a multi-purpose space for community gatherings; plus an independently operated kiosk and 60-seat café at lower level. Public toilets and an external terrace are designed to be available out-of-hours, to enhance the facilities available to visitors of the park. The pavilion is cut into the south-facing slope and opens onto a new lawn providing event space and a children’s play area. The building is transparent from the main approach, offering views through from the park entrance down towards the landscaped lawn.

  • Client Argyll & Bute Council
  • StatusCompletion 2020

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