Brockholes Nature Reserve
Date: 19/05/10 Duration: 15 Minutes
Preston - Preston
New Visitor Centre at Brockholes
The Brockholes Nature Reserve in Preston is moving closer to completion after construction of the visitor centre got underway.
Brockholes was a huge 106 hectares quarry extraction site, located just off Junction 31 of the M6 before it was purchased by Lancashire Wildlife Trust in December 2006. The site has now been reclaimed by nature and includes lakes, reed beds, flowering meadows and ancient woodland. Work on the landmark floating visitors centre should be completed in time for the reserves opening in April 2011.
Adam Khan, the architect who won the competition to design the visitor facility said: “This is such a dream project for us. As well as the chance to make a unique, poetic landscape, we’re really excited by the potential of the project to make sustainability cross over into the mainstream. We can do this by enticing and delighting, by demonstrating how interesting and how beautiful it could be to rise to the challenges facing us all.”