Chesil Beach Visitor Centre Wins Award
8:44am 23rd July 2014
Chesil beach's £1.2M visitor centre is now an award winner.
The centre was ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Schemes on the Ground’ category at this year's Royal Town Planning Institute South West Awards. It has been recognised for its high quality information and educational resources.
The building was recently refurbished in 2012, after receiving a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Chesil Beach Visitor Centre is owned by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, but Dorset Wildlife Trust deal with the day-to-day running.
Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Director of Operations, Brian Bleese, told Wessex FM: "This award is a fantastic recognition of what can be achieved with partnership working and support from local people and volunteers.
"The Chesil Beach Visitor Centre is a high quality, well designed building which is functional for the local community and provides support for the local economy and tourism industry. It is a fantastic place for people to engage with their natural environment, and learn how to conserve and protect wildlife.
"Dorset Wildlife Trust is very proud to have been part of this project, which has created an Olympic Legacy for future generations to enjoy, and contributes towards the management and success of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site."