Lottery boost puts Duns Formula One museum in pole position
September 21 2017
Together with private donations totaling £300k this means that a £1.6m bid to deliver an improved museum can now proceed, transforming the current cramped exhibition space into a modern museum.
Designs drawn up by Scottish Borders Council's own architects will see the current exhibition space expanded to accommodate race memorabilia including two of Clark’s own cars, a trophy collection and interactive displays.
Carved out of a B-listed former domestic dwelling the museum’s footprint will be extended by building a lightweight zinc-clad link building to connect with an adjacent coach house, which will be given folding glass doors to allow it to host vehicle exhibits.
Outlining the design the architects wrote: “The link is a lightweight framed structure that is purposefully modern in style, but intended to enhance the character of the original buildings. The link will be clad in zinc sheet (horizontal standing seam), a traditional construction material, with translucent glazing to allow natural light within, but without excessive solar gain.”
Clark’s career was cut short following his death in 1968 at Hockenheim, Germany, aged just 32.
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