Marston Vale Visitors Centre

Marston Vale Visitors Centre

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Visitor Centre

Marston Vale

This Information and Visitor Centre in the Bedfordshire brick fields interprets the history of brick manufacture and was funded by the Millennium Commission. The Visitor Centre has a restaurant and exhibition space and incorporates the trust offices of Marston Vale, including a crèche for local residents.

The park itself contains a network of cycle ways and footpaths. The centre has been designed to sit gently in the landscape and, with deference to the brickmaking tradition of Marston Vale, uses brick as a primary material.

Marston Vale was awarded RIBA Bedfordshire Community Design Award.

Client:  Marston Vale 2000 Trust

Contractor: Ashe Construction

Value: £2.5m