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Sevenoaks Nature and Wellbeing Centre RIBA Competition

Sevenoaks Nature and Wellbeing Centre

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Competition | Shortlisted

​Sevenoaks Nature and Wellbeing Centre

The centre will be the flagship visitor centre for Kent Wildlife Trust offering key messaging around nature, health and wellbeing

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The competition sought designs for a new visitor centre for Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve in Kent.

The competition for Kent Wildlife Trust sought designs for a new visitor centre. The ‘Nature and Wellbeing Centre’ aims to be the first of its kind in the country dedicated to connecting people and nature in ways that demonstrate positive benefits for both people and wildlife. It will also raise awareness about the importance of our natural environment for our own wellbeing and that of the planet.

Four teams were selected and invited to refine their design proposals, the shortlisted teams are:

  • ArkleBoyce Architects
  • Ben Adams Architects
  • Bilska de Beaupuy
  • Studio McLeod with Ekkist

The public are now able to view, and invited to comment on the four short-listed design concepts for an ambitious new visitor centre proposed for Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve.

Dates: from 11 April to 29 April
Times: 10am to 5pm
Location: Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve, (A25) Bradbourne Vale Road, TN13 3DH

Lynne Sullivan of RIBA, said: 'The Competition shortlisted schemes show an impressive breadth of imaginative thinking and also addresses the sensitive context of Kent Wildlife Trust site. The next stage will focus on looking at the designs and the practicalities associated with expansion and the experience for visitors.'

View the shortlisted designs.

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