WWT (Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust) commissioned Evans Jones to carry out a Disabled Access Audit of the grounds and visitor facilities at Slimbridge Wetland Centre.
- Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
- Access Audits
Consistent with founder, Sir Peter Scott's, vision of connecting people with nature, Slimbridge make it a principle that their wetlands and wildlife are accessible to everyone.
With this priority in mind, Evans Jones were commissioned to carry out a Disabled Access Audit of the grounds and visitor facilities at the Centre. This work was required as a key element of a Heritage Lottery Fund bid, which will enable WWT to provide new exhibits and visitor facilities at Slimbridge.
Evans Jones completed the access audit promptly and comprehensively and within the constraints of a limited budget, whilst keeping in mind the need to balance access requirements with the need to maintain a high quality visitor experience, within the relatively 'wild' setting of a nature reserve.
A report was presented to the client, with suggestions for improvement, with priority ratings, identifying those that were required immediately and those which could be delivered as part of a routine maintenance or refurbishment plan.