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Portsmouth Tourist Information

New build residential

Portsmouth Tourist Information

Portsmouth | Portsmouth City Council | Completed

The Tourist Information Centre is situated on The Hard adjacent to the Grade I listed dockyard.


Providing additional accommodation, disabled access and improved visitor flow, the zinc-clad extension is a careful insertion between the grade I listed historic wall and the 19th century cottage that housed the existing tourist information office.

The lightweight canopy roof structure is entirely independent of the historic wall and the meeting point of new and old is articulated by a continuous strip of glazing, which introduces natural light above the workspace in the reception hall.

For more information download a project PDF here.

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© Photography by Paul Ratigan & Michael Jones