cliveden house slide
photo: mike griggs
from the time of king george i through the 20th century, the cliveden house was a place of political and social prestige. it was home to waldorf and nancy astoria, and the infamous profumo scandal. now a part of the UK national trust, it serves guests in the lap of luxyry. recently, a 17.5m slide has been installed at the manor in buckinghamshire, UK for visitors to enjoy while the building’s south terrace is being restored. the project was designed by the charity’s visitor experience consultant, sam willis.
‘what could be a time of disruption is being turned into an advantage, as the slide offers visitors to cliveden an original and unexpected experience – as well as a totally new way of looking at the house and garden. scaffolding surrounds the staircase, but this is topped by a 6.5m-tall walkway, which encases the staircase on all sides, giving views of the cliveden estate.’ national trust
the stainless steel slide will be open daily 11am – 4pm and 4 people can ride at any one time.
photos: design week