About the project

The A Listed Abbotsford is the world famous home Sir Walter Scott created for himself near Melrose, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. The Visitor Reception Building both guards the entrance to Sir Walter’s intimate world and welcomes visitors to the site.

It is located in an area of woodland at the east margin of the Abbotsford grounds and makes extensive use of timber (cladding, linings, structural elements, furniture, and fitting-out elements) acknowledging the fact that it is, arguably, the only truly sustainable construction material.