Chris Blandford Associates has been appointed by English Heritage to co-ordinate the planning application and environmental impact assessment for the proposed new visitor facilities at Stonehenge.
The firm has also been appointed as landscape architect to work alongside a design team led by architects Denton Corker Marshall.
Dominic Watkins, director of CBA, said: “English Heritage and its partners have been trying to find an appropriate solution for enhancing the presentation and interpretation of Stonehenge for more than 20 years, and we are privileged to once again have the opportunity to help in the delivery of new visitor facilities, interpretation and associated environmental improvements for the World Heritage Site. The Government’s decision to give the go-ahead for new visitor facilities located at Airmans’ Corner is a major step forward.”
CBA is a multi-disciplinary planning, environmental, landscape and heritage practice and has advised English Heritage and its partners on planning, design and management matters related to the Stonehenge World Heritage Site since 1998. The practice’s original management plan for the World Heritage Site from 1998–2000, which set out an agreed strategy for the future management of the site, was widely promoted by UNESCO as an exemplar of best practice at that time.