Wigg Island Visitors Centre, Runcorn,
This gateway building aims to create a focal point that will serve to open Wigg Island up to a wider public. Providing a community / resource centre at the entrance to the island.
structure from sustainable sources. The project features a 6KW wind turbine that is to be connected to the national grid, it will supply in excess of the buildings electricity requirements, which in effect makes the building self-sufficient for heating and lighting. There is no water supply to the island, rainwater is captured and stored in underground tanks, cleaned and used for hand washing and toilet flushing.
Manchester Society of Architects award winner 2004 un-built
Winner Best Built Environment (Under £million) Northwest Business Environment Awards 2007
RIBA awards 2009 shortlist