Highgrove Gardens – Coronation Pavilion

This new building houses the shop for visitors to the world-famous gardens. It replaced a temporary structure which had occupied the site for several years.

The project was delivered in a quick timescale –  just over 12 months from the first sketches to its completion, this including pre-application discussions and the planning application.  Construction started in January 2023 and finished in July 2023.

The building is timber-framed and clad entirely in English oak above its Cotswold stone plinth. It has relatively low embodied energy due to the amount of timber used in its construction and is expected to be close to zero-carbon in use; the flat roof provides a hidden location for photovoltaic solar panels, and the minimal heating required is delivered via an air-source heat pump.

The sale of products sold in the shop, along with garden tours and events, support the life and work of The Prince’s Foundation.