Stanwick Lakes

Project: Stanwick Lakes Visitor Centre

Client: Rockingham Forest TrustS

Contract Value: £1,600,000

We designed a new Visitor Centre at Stanwick Lakes in Northamptonshire. Once a former gravel pit, the site now forms part of a major visitor attraction in the Nene Valley region. 600 acres have been restored and the site is regionally and nationally recognised for its wildfowl and populations of breeding birds.

To provide a key focal point to the lakes, we designed the Centre to give immediate visual impact and offer friendly, welcoming facilities to visitors. Located on an existing peninsula, it projects out over one of the main lakes with the key viewing points and observation deck cantilevered over the water to bring people closer to this wetland environment.


2009 Campaign for Rural England’s (CPRE) Building Design Award

2009 Excellence in Building & Open Space Design Award