The Bendrigg Trust provide courses and activities for disabled and disadvantaged young people. The Trust wanted to construct a new building on its remote site located in the hills between Sedbergh and Kendal, and enlisted HPA for principal designs and successful submission of Planning.
The Kinross Building provides a whole host of indoor facilities (such as a climbing wall, sensory room, caving experience area, and a multi-purpose space), which allow the centre to continue its activities throughout the year, whatever the weather.
Following a long-running fundraising drive, Bendrigg Trust secured enough money to take this latest project forward and work is now fully complete.
HPA’s plans extended the existing resource centre and created a new outdoor activities space featuring a fully wheelchair-accessible activities tower complete with a tree house, tree-top walkway, climbing wall, and zip wire.
The walkway structure links the activity space with residential areas of the site, removing the need for wheelchair users and carers to navigate the steep, undulating ground. This also freed up space to create additional car parking areas, improving access and better landscaping at the entrance to the site.