Green light for Discovery Centre

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Architect's drawing of the main elevation of the Discovery Centre

Sussex Wildlife Trust is delighted to announce that a Letter of Intent has been signed with Baxall Construction to build the Rye Harbour Discovery Centre. A Letter of Intent is formal notification that contracts are being prepared, giving the company authority to begin pre-construction works, including the production of a Construction Environmental Management Plan. Work on the ground is expected to start early Spring.

Developed with the Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, the Rye Harbour Discovery Centre will transform people’s engagement in, and conservation of, the unique natural environment and wider heritage of the nature reserve and will be a fantastic resource for thousands of visitors.

Sussex Wildlife Trust CEO Tor Lawrence says: “We are so pleased to have appointed Baxall Construction and would like to thank all the Friends and supporters who are making this new visitor centre possible.”

Managing Director of Baxall, Malcolm Clarke tells us: “We are delighted to have been appointed as the main contractor on this exciting local community project and are very much looking forward to working with the Sussex Wildlife Trust and their design team in creating the Rye Harbour Discovery Centre, which I am sure will be a great success for all involved.”

The Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is a charity whose 2,000 members support the Nature Reserve’s work through subscriptions and volunteering. Since 1973, it has part-funded the cost of staff, land purchase, large-scale habitat creation, tools, vehicles and visitor facilities such as birdwatching hides and information centres. It provides events for its members throughout the year.

 

 

Image Credits: courtesy of Sussex Wildlife Trust.

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