DCM’s long-awaited visitors’ centre at Stonehenge is about to be built, according to Robert Bevan at the Australian. There have been occasional posts about this centre, in its varying forms, on this website since May 2001. The last one, in late 2009, reported than it was about to be built as well. So we’d better wait and see – the clock ticks slowly around those stones.
The current design “touches the ground lightly”. Not a DCM trait, but one that addressed the reduced budget. DCM London director Steve Quinlan said in 2009 that, “if a visitor can remember their visit to the stones but can’t remember the visitor centre they passed through, we will be happy.” This gives some indication of the difficulties associated with building anything within cooee of Stonehenge.
related: Denton Corker Marshall [DCM]