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AONB Countryside Centre, Sustainable rural visitor centre, Fifield Bavant

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Project Description

Sustainable rural centre in Wiltshire.

The design incorporates a cafe, training and seminar offices, pond/ swale and vegetable and herb gardens.
A sedum roof canopy forms a covered working space.

A clear environmental strategy for the design includes:

- Sustainability provisions
- Super insulated building envelope
- Natural cross ventilation - Summer cooling
- Landscape pond provides climate control to courtyard and rainwater collection for plants
- Solar thermal and PV panels and woodchip boiler provide energy
efficient electricity and heating
- Green roof for rainwater attenuation and biodiversity
- Barn Owl and Bat boxes