Helvellyn to get Summit Cafe, Visitors Centre and Viewing Deck
Helvellyn 950 metres (3,117 ft) is the third highest fell in the Lake District and the most frequently climbed mountain in the Lake District offering spectacular panorama views from the summit.
The design by architects Trueman Day Joshing, is ‘sensitive to its surroundings & unique position’.
The proposed building will be constructed on the broad summit plateau and include space for exhibitions, a cafe, shop and toilets housed in a single-storey building enclosed in glass and local slate, sitting beneath an undulating green roof that will blend into the surrounding landscape.
The project is still subject to planning permission and funding, which will be provided through a range of private and public sources.
Assuming planning permission is granted, construction work is expected to take place summer 2014, with the new visitor facilities scheduled to open in spring 2015.
Helvellyn coordinates: 54°31′38″N 3°00′58″W
Grid Ref: NY 34167 15158
Wainwright Guide: The Eastern Fells