Hill House

A wide range of organisations and individuals care for the historic environment across the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Organisation: National Trust for Scotland
Project title: The Hill House

Hill House Box ©NTS

Widely regarded as Mackintosh’s domestic masterpiece, The Hill House in Helensburgh is one of the key remaining examples of his work.

After being exposed to the elements for over a century, an innovative solution was needed to protect from water ingress, to allow the building to dry and to shelter it while subsequent preservation work is completed. The NTS have installed a unique, semi-permeable chainmail mesh structure with walkways around and over the property, to create an inspirational, memorable visitor experience with conservation, heritage, arts and culture at its heart. A new visitor centre is also contained within the new cover.

Which OPiT key performance indicator is the project contributing to? 8 – Improve or maintain the state of Scotland’s historic sites and places.

13 – Increase the number and range of people visiting the historic environment

Contact name: Richard Williams
Contact email: rwilliams@nts.org.uk
Relevant web links: https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/the-hill-house

Reviewed: August 2019