Napper submit planning for the new Post Excavation Building at Vindolanda
31 August 2018
The ‘Post Excavation Building’, has been submitted to the National Parks Planning Department following detailed consultations with the Vindolanda Trust and user groups as well as the Scheduled Ancient Monuments Officer. This is the first commission following on from Napper’s selection as the long-term Architectural Framework partner to the Trust.
The design concept links back to the former Nissen Huts that were used for education purposes in the 1970s as well as the vaulted roof structure of the Roman Bath House which is directly adjacent to the site. The building utilises the existing foundations and doesn’t impact on the archaeological asset.
Graeme Dodd, Director of Napper commented: "The building is seen as part of the journey through the site and is in sync with the Trust’s mission to investigate and celebrate Vindolanda’s unique archaeological heritage. Napper are proud to have been selected by the Trust and look forward to a long term and successful relationship."
Andrew Birley of the Vindolanda Trust commented – "Napper have fully embraced our brief for the Vindolanda post-excavation facility and designed a building which was above and beyond our initial expectations. It is an exciting time for the Vindolanda Trust and we are delighted to have the expertise of Napper to move some of our development projects forward."