Construction project for Northumberland National Park gets under way

How The Sill will look.
How The Sill will look.

The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre has reached a historic milestone after receiving the official green light to move into the construction phase.

Northumberland National Park Authority Members overwhelmingly approved the decision to move forward with the £14.8million development, after agreeing cost proposals put forward by the contractors appointed for the scheme.

Sir Robert McAlpine has been announced as The Sill construction team and will work closely alongside the core design team.

Construction is set to begin at the Once Brewed site, in the west of the county later this month, starting with demolition of the current National Park Visitors’ Centre and Youth Hostel. Demolition is expected to take around six weeks.