Centre for Children’s Literature and Story Telling

Client: The Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust

The Category B Listed Moat Brae House and Garden in Dumfries was where the playwright J M Barrie played with his friends as a child. The garden was a place of adventure and his inspiration for Peter Pan and Neverland. The property fell into disuse in the late twentieth century and suffered greatly from water ingress and rot.

It has now been rescued by the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust who are converting it to a Centre for Children’s Literature. LDN have been responsible since 2013 for developing these proposals and the project is currently on site and due for completion in the Summer of 2018.

The house will be used as a flexible events venue and a new café and shop and education / performance spaces are created in new extensions.

Development proposals have been based on wide community consultation and the Trust have continued to use the house in its “shell” form to accommodate events ranging from play workshops and music recitals to art exhibitions.



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