Chafford, Main

Project: Chafford Gorges Visitor Centre

Client: Essex Wildlife Trust

Contract Value: £510,000

We created this new Visitor Centre for Essex Wildlife Trust at Chafford Gorges which is perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the nature park.

The building acts a focal point and gateway for visitors and the crescent shaped building takes advantage of views overlooking the gorge. A curved observation deck cantilevers over the edge of the gorge and provide stunning views. To reduce the visual impact of the building in the landscape, the building is cut into the site with the upper roofs clad in sedum planting.