Skakel & Skakel shores up Loch Lomond brief

Skakel & Skakel has started work on the interior fit-out of a £13m visitor attraction building at Scotland’s Loch Lomond Shores, which opens next spring.

Skakel & Skakel has started work on the interior fit-out of a £13m visitor attraction building at Scotland’s Loch Lomond Shores, which opens next spring.

The 100-acre Loch Lomond Shores project is a response to the level of interest in the area, according to Loch Lomond Shores Management Company chief executive Kevin Johnson. In addition to the centrepiece, which carries a design budget of around £750 000, there is a retail and leisure complex, a National Park Orientation Centre and woodland walks.

The consultancy is designing the entrance hall, retail space, café bar and supporting kitchen space, a corporate function suite and circulation areas. It is also creating signage, graphics and other communications features. The consultancy will command a fee of ‘between £100 000 and £200 000’ for the work.

‘[Skakel & Skakel] has been asked to create one seamless experience within the attraction. We have to create as many potential uses for the space as possible. It’s not just a daytime attraction, so it needs to be an experience in its own right,’ says managing director Richard Skakel.

The whole design package has to be complete and ready for implementation by January, he adds. The consultancy will ‘design manage’ the project during the implementation phase.

The consultancy won a three-way credentials and ‘competence’ pitch against undisclosed rivals two weeks ago.

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