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Country Park project gets underway

Pave Aways has started work on the extension of the visitor centre at Severn Valley Country Park in Alveley, near Bridgnorth.

The new extension will feature a much larger interpretation space to tell visitors about the fascinating history and wildlife of the park. The café will also be improved and will include a new ‘play zone’ for younger visitors and a comfortable snug area to sit and enjoy a drink in front of a roaring fire. Temporary café facilities are available offering take away drinks and snacks to visitors at weekends and during the school holidays.

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Consultancy was appointed to design and build the new visitor centre due to its experience of designing visitor centres on country parks all around the world. The extension is expected to be completed by the end of June 2019, in time for the busy summer period.

L-R: Edward Andrews (Shropshire Council); Diana Bunn (Rural Payments Agency); Anna Wilson (WWT Consulting); Tina Woodward (Shropshire Council); Beth Morafon (WWT Consulting); Jamie Evans (Pave Aways)

Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council Cabinet member for culture and leisure, said: Severn Valley Country Park is well-loved by locals and visitors alike and I’m delighted that work is now underway to improve the park for local people and as a visitor destination.

“The new visitor centre will enable the staff and volunteers to deliver more top quality public events and enhance the visitor experience to safeguard the future of this wonderful facility.”

Our Construction Director Jamie Evans said: “This is an exciting and innovative project to be working on. Our team are already hard at work to deliver this transformation of the country park and we look forward to handing it over in time for visitors to enjoy this summer.”