The listed Victorian cartshed at Beal is one of the largest of its kind in Northumberland. Our design for converting it to a visitor centre opened up the cart shed on the seaward side so that visitors can enjoy the outstanding views of Holy Island as well as the fine interior, which retains original cast iron columns and a fine timber roof structure. The design also included a hi-tech glass conservatory to provide a passive solar collector, rainwater harvesting, a ground source heat pump and heat recovery ventilation. The two previous traction engine houses at each end were converted into a kitchen and education room for school parties to learn about the Northumberland coastal area. The visitor centre is a popular tourist attraction for many visitors to Holy Island and the village of Lindesfarne.