We’ve been keeping you updated on the developments at Sherwood Forest of the new Visitor Centre since planning permission was granted back in November 2015 and it was full steam ahead with the plans.

Harvey Glenn, Executive Director of Thoresby along with many partners of the Visitor Centre, were invited by RSPB a few days ago, to visit the site for a very special day. Partners including RSPB, Thoresby, Notts County Council, Woodland Trust and Sherwood Forest Trust were welcomed onsite to witness the “topping out” ceremony.

If you haven’t heard of a “topping out” ceremony before, it is the putting of the last structural steel beam or final roofing piece in place on a building, a project milestone and is celebrated by a tree being placed at the highest point of the building. The shrubbery usually stays on top until the building is finished.

Partners then were given a tour around the site by the Site Manager of Woodheads, the construction company building the centre.

Harvey certainly enjoyed the day, he said “The centre will be a great new asset to the local area and Sherwood Forest tourism”.

Some great pictures were taken and we look forward to the centre opening in the Summer.

You can learn about the beginnings of the new Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre here and how they were granted half-a-million-pound investment to help with the build here