It was Easter Sunday 2011 when Brockholes Nature Reserve opened its doors to the public for the first time and as the nature reserve is in effect celebrating its first birthday, I thought it would be appropriate to make this view of the visitor centre my ‘Preston in the Picture’ for this week.
I think the magnificent floating visitor centre looks great in the late afternoon sun. The Lancashire Wildlife Trust has been working on the idea for a nature reserve at Brockholes for many years. It was in 2008 that the ‘Floating World’ design for the visitor centre was chosen but work didn’t start on the building until December 2009. The construction, which is largely from wood and other sustainable materials is certainly an eye-catching design by Adam Khan Architects.
If you haven’t been to Brockholes yet, I’d certainly recommend it and if you fancy a guided tour of the reserve you can join one every Sunday at 1.30pm – more details on the Brockholes Nature Reserve website.
There is also a shop, a playground, lots of walks and an excellent cafe. Finally, you can see a few more shots from my recent trip to Brockholes Visitor Centre on my website, click on the link below.
Photo: Nikon D700, 16-35mm f4 lens. 1/320 f8.
Paul Melling [Paul Melling Photography]