The visitor centre is concerned with increasing understanding of two fundamental issues; landscape and its part in the Scottish victory. The landscape design and the design of the new building attempt to give dignity to this historic battlefield, through simple and durable forms and materials.
The exterior has been designed to suggest traditional building forms and materials yet rendered unfamiliar through their finish and detail. External facades are textured and patterned in the manner of cloth or chainmail. On entering, the austere form gives way to light-filled, airy interiors.