National Trust Visitors Centre at the Giant’s Causeway

July 5, 2012

Cleaver Fulton Rankin is delighted to be involved with the new National Trust Visitors Centre at the Giant’s Causeway which opened on 4 July 2012.

The building comprises 186 hexagonal columns made from volcanic basalt quarried in nearby Kilrea, from the same lava flows which formed the Giant’s Causeway. A carpet of grasses and wildflowers, cultivated in a field beside the centre, stretches across the roof, while 4.5km of underground pipes heat the centre using geothermal energy. Karen said “it is truly exciting project with which to be involved and inspiring to see the plans turned into three dimensional reality”.