Montalto Estate Masterplan

Client: Montalto Estate

The Challenge

To prepare a masterplan for Montalto Estate which formulated recommendations for the future recreation development of the Estate with a view to achieving the owner’s long term aim of becoming a leading tourist attraction.

The Role

Plans were already under way for a new courtyard development in the Estate, including a visitor centre, gift shop, tearoom and accommodation.

Taking account of these plans and the vision to create a top visitor attraction, our role involved:

  • Holistically reviewing the current recreation potential of the Estate
  • Carrying out consultation with relevant stakeholders including Tourism NI and heritage specialists
  • Identifying ways that the site could offer a stand out recreation-related experience that made the most of the Estate’s unique assets
  • Drawing upon comparable examples of best practice
  • Providing indicative costs
  • Making recommendations for development
  • Producing a spatial masterplan and report


In addition, we also developed a positioning, marketing strategy and brand for the new visitor attraction at Montalto Estate.

Montalto Estate opened their new visitor attraction including trails and play provision in September 2018.