Frequently asked questions
Hastings Borough Council and partners Groundwork South are realising a long held ambition to build a new and exciting visitor centre at Hastings Country Park.
The new centre is funded by Hastings Borough Council with a significant grant from the Interreg North West Europe programme.
Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve is one of the most spectacular coastal landscapes in the country. Visitors deserve a modern, fit for purpose centre to relax and learn about the wildlife and heritage of reserve.
The centre will be the first public building in Hastings to be built using straw bales. Straw is a renewable material with great insulation properties. It allows the building to breathe naturally, keeping it cool in summer and warm in winter without the need for additional heating.
We are aiming to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible in keeping with our stainable management of the surrounding nature reserve.
The centre has been designed by Cave Cooperative architects and is being built by a consortium of specialist builders. The principle contractor is SIA Design and Build with Huff and Puff Construction, Red Kite Design and Build and Green and Castle sustainability experts providing the straw bale building expertise.
It is anticipated the new centre will be open for summer 2020.
We will have exciting new information about the natural and cultural heritage of the site, wildlife, geology, history and archaeology. We aim to make the information interactive so you can help keep the information up to date and relevant.
There will be a cafe where you can relax.
The council is working with Groundwork South Trust to manage the centre. Our fabulous current visitor centre volunteers will support the running of the building.
We are proposing to retain the old centre and use it as a storage space for the new centre.
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- Dog bin - needs emptying
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