Croome Park Visitors Centre
National Trust West Midlands Region
Park is internationally famous as the first major landscape
project completed by Capability Brown.
The Trust acquired the adjacent land with
intentions of constructing a new visitorís centre.
This site contained existing structures that formed the
hospital to the neighbouring Defford air base, built in
1942. Although not integral to the park itself, they
still played a part in its social history and even in their
dilapidated state, they still retained a great deal of their
In order to reinforce the original character
where possible, existing materials were retained or
overhauled. Where necessary, new items were installed with
authentic detailing or profiles using historical and first
hand evidence. This included being externally insulated and
re-rendered as sympathetically as possible.
The first phase of work has provided a
reception area, toilets, exhibition space and a large
canteen whilst maintaining protection for a roost of
resident Lesser Horseshoe bats.