The building has curved walls and a Westmorland slate roof. Incorporating natural forms and materials such as our own stone and timber, much of it reclaimed, straw bale walls and lime render. Outdoor seating areas look onto the River Conder, lake and golf course. The two outer columns incorporate roosting area for bats and nest boxes for swifts and swallows. We worked with conservation groups on their design.
The Lancaster District Design Awards have been celebrating innovative building designs in the Lancaster district for over 25 years and we were proud to receive the prestigious award for our new building in 2012.
It was originally designed to hold meetings and conferences but in 2013 we started to hold weddings and other private functions as well, our first wedding being held in June 2013.
The building is unique and quirky and is helping Forrest Hills become a popular venue in the Lancaster area.
Forrest Hills Resource Centre Artwork Commission
by Christine Coleman, 2012. www.colemanco2.co.uk