Planning permission has been granted for the £5.3m Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre.
Newcastle-based architects, JDDK Ltd, provided the designs for a client consortium led by the RSPB, also including the Sherwood Forest Trust, Continuum Attractions and Thoresby Estate.
The design proposes places the striking new visitor centre in a kind of “village square” with the existing buildings at the site to create a feeling of community.
The new building references the forest theme with staggered roof beams. One of the most popular features in Sherwood Forest is the 1000 year Major Oak which is said to have provided shelter to Robin Hood and his Merry Men.
RSPB Project Manager, Ross Frazer, said, “We’re absolutely delighted to have been granted planning permission to build this fantastic new visitor centre at Sherwood Forest. Prior to our application we took on board a lot of feedback from the local community, and hope that they are just as excited as we are to be one step closer to bringing that vision to life.”
Image: JDDK Ltd