National Trust

A people centred home for the protector of special places



After 10 years in their landmark headquarters, the National Trust asked STAMP to redefine the public areas of Heelis, based on user insights, and the stories they wanted to tell about the modern Trust.


We wanted a blended space where corporate guests and members alike could be guided through interactive, retail and hospitality elements, where the story of the Trust can be brought to life


With a user-focussed approach, contemporary architecture and a natural palette, we developed strategies to tell the emerging story of the Trust: Much more than just mansions in the countryside.

We worked with the head curatorial team to devise a chronological timeline of the Trusts history, current work and future plans.
The reception space was filled with interactive podiums that told short, mixed media stories about the every aspect of the Trusts work
The main reception space is typical of ‘Spirit of Place’: design with a natural palette, sympathetic to its environment.
The retail space was located in the centre of the space, with blended merchandising breaking out into adjascent spaces.
The communications were designed to communicate the spirit of the Trust, and draw essential paralels back to the role of ‘participation
The café space was designed to deliver high volumes of meals acorss 4 seasonal menus
We continue to work with the National Trust, developing spaces that are beautiful, sustainable and authentic in their environment.

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