Tuesday, 15 October 2013

New Visitor Centre for Bradgate Park

Creative Good has been assisting the Bradgate Park Trust in developing interpretive design concepts for a new visitor centre. Bradgate Park is a very special place. A Site of Special Scientific Interest, its landscape, history and wildlife are exceptional, and the new visitor centre will interpret these features.

Bradgate Park is Leicestershire’s largest Country Park and most popular visitor attraction, welcoming 900,000 visitors every year. The Park was the birthplace and early home of Lady Jane Grey – nine days Queen of England. An historic deer park, enclosed by the Normans as a hunting preserve before 1240, herds of Red and Fallow Deer still roam freely within the boundary walls.

John Martin, interpretation consultant and one of our regular collaborators, has been leading the interpretive development of the scheme and advising the client on wider issues of heritage interpretation across the Park. The project is supported by the Rotary Club of Leicester, to mark their centenary in 2016, and fundraising is ongoing.