Loch Lomond HQ Building, Architect, Scotland, News, Pictures
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Headquarters
National Park Headquarters in Balloch, Scotland – design by Page Park
20 May 2008
Loch Lomond National Park Headquarters
National Park Headquarters, Carrochan Road, Balloch
What: The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority will formally open the doors of its new state-of-the-art HQ. There will be a festival atmosphere surrounding proceedings with performances from the children of the Park, environmental displays and demonstrations by rangers, community groups and local school children. A new specially created suite of music by internationally acclaimed composer Eddie Maguire will also be premiered by the 9 piece Red Note Ensemble led by cellist Robert Irvine who lives in the Park.
Who: Mike Russell MSP will formally open the building with NPA Convenor, Mike Cantlay. Local school children and community representatives will also be on hand as part of the 650 strong invite list.
The opening of its new headquarters in Balloch signals the start of a new era for the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority (NPA).
Designed by award winning architects, Page & Park, and packed with a host of environmental features – including an insulation solution made from the wool of 2500 sheep and heated by a combination of biomass and solar gain – the stunning building sets a new standard for sustainable development, not just within the Park, but across the country.
Not only is ‘Carrochan’, as the building is being named, the largest green timber structure in the UK, but it has also achieved the highest ‘excellent’ BREEAM* rating. Importantly, the building will provide facilities for a number of partner organisations and will also be a significant asset for communities throughout the Park.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Headquarters, Balloch
Information from Page Park Architects 22 May 2007
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Loch Lomond building : images by Gordon Jack
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Headquarters, Balloch PR from Page Park Architects 150806: building due to start on site in October 06
LOCH LOMOND AND THE TROSSACHS NATIONAL PARK
NEW HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, BALLOCH
It is proposed that the new HQ building, to replace temporary accommodation, will be at the junction of Carrochan Road and Lomond Road, Balloch. It will be two-storey and, as well as offices, will contain meeting and conference facilities that will be available for use by community groups and partner agencies. Public parking (35 spaces) will be retained and the HQ’s parking space will also be open for public use in the evenings and weekends.
The Scottish Executive approved a capital grant of just under £9m, to deliver the entire project, in an announcement by Rhona Brankin MSP, Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development on 20 July 2005. The design team led by Page and Park consists of Ian White Associates Landscape Architects, Graven Images Interior Designers, Buro Happold Engineers and Gardiner & Theobald Cost Consultants.
David Page, partner in Page & Park Architects, said: “ We look forward to creating a building that will support the aims of the National Park, a building that exemplifies new attitudes to materials, form and functions as an administrative centre, information point and meeting focus for the community – in all a new front door to the park.”
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