RSPB Discovery Nature Visitors Centre - Projects - MLM
RSPB Discovery Nature Visitors Centre - Projects - MLM
RSPB Discovery Nature Visitors Centre - Projects - MLM

RSPB Discovery Nature Visitors Centre, Minsmere

Project Information
  • Location
  • Suffolk
  • Sector
  • Public Buildings
  • Services
  • Buildings
  • Value
  • £1.2m
Partners
  • Architect
  • LSI Architects

MLM were appointed from inception to completion to carry out the feasibility and fully detailed design. This project comprised of the construction of a new Visitors Centre comprising a new reception, teaching facility and the refurbishment of existing works centre. The design approach was to minimise the impact on wildlife and the environment and this was achieved through renewable technology which was incorporated into the scheme in the form of air source heat pumps, rainwater harvesting, photovoltaic’s and solar thermal panels and the design of lighting colours which were sensitive to insects and nocturnal species.

Key Features

  • Heritage lottery funded
  • Multiple phases
  • Works undertaken out of season
  • Light colours to have low impact on nocturnal species
  • High levels of renewable technology
  • Voltage optimisation
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