WELNEY VISITOR CENTRE
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Improving visitor accessibility to the Wetlands, this new building provides a connection to the birdwatching hides and contains exhibition and education space, office accommodation and a meeting room, shop and cafe. Visible across the open fenland in which it sits, its barn-like form makes reference to neighbouring agricultural structures.
Sustainable building methods and materials include ground-source heating, grey water harvesting, reed bed filtration and the extensive use of certified timber for the structure and cladding.
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Hundred Foot Bank
Civic Trust Awards
Biodiversity Sensitivity Award
RICS East Sustainability Award
Green Apple Award for the Built Environment and Architectural Heritage