Delamere redevelopment project
Even in these unprecedented times, works continue on improving Delamere Forest as the brand new visitor hub really starts to take shape. Around the building, the new access road and car park are beginning to have tarmac laid and the wooden-framed visitor welcome building is now water tight with its new roof showcasing a large array of solar panels. Sustainability has always been at the forefront of this project design with the ground source heat pump and infrastructure to enable rainwater harvesting also nearing completion.
Work has also commenced on the internal fit out of the visitor centre building which when complete will house our new cafe, toilets with a ‘changing places’ facility and a visitor information point. The final glazing is being installed which will allow a view through to the new terrace, the connecting orchard and beyond this the magnificent sight of Old Pale.
The building that will become our new bike centre is also making good progress and has recently been clad in the same UK grown Scottish Larch as that used for the main visitor welcome building.
Our vision to improve the offering at Delamere Forest to benefit our 750,000 visitors a year is becoming a reality as some aspects of the project are nearing completion.
We have worked with our contractors Willmott Dixon Construction and established that some of the planned development work on the new visitor hub at Delamere Forest can continue safely and within the government guidelines. There have been a number of changes made to how the work is being carried out to make sure all social distancing guidance is being followed, and this is being monitored and reviewed constantly in line with the advice from the government.