In 2009 we won an invited competition to design a new visitor centre for the proposed Thurrock Thameside Nature Park for Essex Wildlife Trust. The park is a redevelopment of the former Mucking landfill site, aiming to restore the natural wildlife habitats of the area, and is part of a series of linked green open spaces along the River Thames. The Visitor Centre provides information and education resources for all visitors to the park as well as providing a place of rest, a cafe, a shop and spectacular panoramic views from the main hall and roof. The innovative circular design demonstrates low energy sustainable design and technology for visitors.
‘PEOPLE LOVE THIS BUILDING’Steve Beary, Centres Management Team – Cory Environmental Centre