Improving Kingston Lacy’s infrastructure
- Last updated:
- 30 August 2023
We hope to make major upgrades to the car park, toilets and welcome building in 2024. The proposals would make Kingston Lacy more accessible, provide better facilities and make your experience here even more memorable.
Basic facilities from car parking to toilets can make or break your enjoyment of a place. Here at Kingston Lacy, we want to improve what’s on offer to ensure your visit is smooth, welcoming and has the right facilities for everyone from wheelchair users to families. So we have applied for permission to carry out major works in 2024.
What work would we like to do?
The plans are for more disabled parking bays and better drainage in the car park, as well as improvements to the overflow car park so we can cope better with peaks in visitor numbers. A new welcome building would mitigate queuing as you come into the property, and we'd like to reprofile the incline from the car park so it’s easier for those with reduced mobility.
Also in the plans is a new changing room facility (including adult changing), toilets with better provision for wheelchair and buggy users in one of the buildings in the Laundry courtyard, and a quiet room for those who need a moment of calm. The main toilet block would be revamped with a new layout and underfloor heating, and given a new look that echoes the building’s original use as an engine room for an early electricity generator.
When will this happen?
We have applied for planning permission. If it is granted, we hope to begin work in 2024 and complete by the end of the year.
What does this mean for my visit?
We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to ensure Kingston Lacy stays open for everyone throughout the upgrade, if planning is granted. We’ll do all we can to minimise the disruption, but inevitably there’ll be necessary changes to visitor routes, and some areas may be unaccessible.
If we get the go ahead and work starts in 2024, please bear with us. Look out for signs explaining what we’re doing, and of course staff will be able to answer any questions. These plans would improve everyone’s experience of Kingston Lacy and make it easier for you to enjoy your visit for years to come.
Keep an eye out for updates on this page and via our social media channels. If you’ve got any questions, drop us an email email@example.com.