Back in November 2015, it was full steam ahead with building of the new Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre as planning permission was granted. Fast forward over 26 months later and the building work is progressing well; the roof has gone on and they’re now completing the glazing, the building will very soon be water-tight and then internal works can commence.
Helen Moffat, RSPB Communications Project Manager for Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and National Nature Reserve says “We will be opening in the summer, and hope to have some exact dates to share soon”.
Thoresby Estate along with the RSPB, Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, Sherwood Forest Trust, The Woodland Trust, Nottinghamshire County Council and Continuum Attractions were chosen as the preferred bidder to design, build and operate a new visitor centre back in 2015 which was great news for everyone including Thoresby who are landowners on which the current centre and the Major Oak sit.
You will find the new visitor centre at Forest Corner, close to Edwinstowe village, more information on the developments can be found on the Nottinghamshire County Council website.
We’re looking forward to the grand opening of the centre and we look forward to working together with RSPB to help protect, preserve and enhance the ecology and heritage of the world famous Sherwood Forest for all visitors.
Thank You to Woodhead Construction Group for providing us with the fantastic photos shot by drone of the Visitor Centre