Accessible to everyone
The Sill has been designed with accessibility in mind. The building and immediate landscape is accessible for all. The approach to the site and building for visitors provides easier and safer access routes for pedestrians, with increased separation between pedestrian and vehicle routes.
The building’s external design provides ease of access from parking and drop-off facilities with easy access routes linking the majority of external facilities, including enhanced facilities for disabled persons to park Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles.
The building layout therefore encourages the accessible passage of visitors across its roof space to enjoy the Whin Sill roof and take advantage of the elevated views across the landscape.
The Sill’s fully accessible Whin Sill roof sweeps gently upwards, giving visitors a bird’s eye vantage point across one of the UK’s most magnificent landscapes and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall. The roof has been designed to provide level resting points, while the gradients of all sloped paths are set at 1:21.
Inside, The Sill allows all visitors to explore the exhibition spaces, retail areas, café and corridors; and for those who wish to stay longer, the YHA facilities provide comfort and security for all would be guests with fully accessible communal areas and 2 fully wheelchair accessible en-suite bathrooms.
You can read our Access Statement below to find out more detailed information about the building.