Client: North Lincolnshire Council
Contracts Surveyor: Kym Godward-Large
Site Managers: Geoff Clipson
The New Belton Country Park Visitors Centre, is located at the heart of the Isle of Axholme Greenway Walkway, boasting a new outdoor children’s secure play area, café with a seating area and small kitchen, two unisex toilets and a state-of-the-art Changing Places facility.
The design concept was to provide a building that would be pleasing to countryside landscape, but at the same time be functional and cost efficient to maintain. This resulted in an almost “New England” style building being developed with the external leaf cladded in pre-treated Accoya that has a service life of 60 years, Decra steel coated roof panels that offer 40 years guarantee, sturdy galvanised steel rain water goods, along with aluminium windows and doors. Internally the design incorporates glulam roof trusses.
For the colder days, Air Source wet underfloor heating formed part of the design. With guidance from the North Lincolnshire Council Economic Team, the business that has taken the facility on, has gone from strength to strength. Operating as Belton Kitchen and Visitor Centre the proprietor has employed local people as waitress and kitchen staff. As part of tenancy agreement with the Local Authority, educational days are held.