Aspects

Alrewas, Staffordshire

Delivering Phase Two of works at the National Memorial Arboretum, to create a new permanent events pavilion – Aspects, following the success of the multi-award winning Remembrance Centre project

This contract award followed the outstanding success of the stunning Remembrance Centre, previously built by Stepnell at the Arboretum, which is the UK’s national focus for remembrance. The Remembrance Centre, which opened to the public in October 2016 and was officially opened by the Duke of Cambridge, has received a series of architectural and construction awards.

  • Client:

    National Memorial Arboretum

  • Architect:

    Glenn Howells Architects Ltd

  • Programme:

    36 weeks

Designed by Glen Howells Architects – who also designed the Remembrance Centre – Aspects was built in the second phase of the Arboretum’s development programme and saw the creation of a high-quality, permanent venue for its many different functions and events.

As well as further improving the experience for event visitors, the new building has become an integral element in ensuring the future commercial sustainability of the Arboretum.

The 2,500m2 building offers banqueting space for up to 300 guests, a bar area for drinks receptions, a kitchen and meeting rooms.

Designed to complement the Remembrance Centre, the single-storey steel-framed building will feature timber cladding and extensive glazing views over the Arboretum grounds, which are home to around 350 memorials and 30,000 trees.

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