Blog - The Westonbirt Project

The ins and outs of the Welcome Building...

You might have seen the building work going on in passing, but I thought it could be useful to tell you a little bit more about what the new Welcome Building will hold..

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The restoration has begun...

Work has begun on the final element of Phase One of the Westonbirt Project, the Downs Restoration.

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All things are difficult before they become easy...

So said the Persian poet Saadi. I don't know what experience he had of running a visitor attraction during a major engineering exercise, but he sounds fully prepared for the job to me!...

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The restoration…

Sophie Nash is Project Manager for The Westonbirt Project. She organises the logistics of the project, working with architects and project managers for various elements to deliver the works.

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Attention friends! Find out about your new cards here!

In early summer, all of our members will be issued with new cards to enable entry through the Welcome Building.

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Welcome Building update

Sophie Nash is Project Manager for The Westonbirt Project. She organises the logistics of the project, working with architects and project managers for various elements to deliver the works.

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Exhibit prototyping

With the opening of the Welcome Building coming up seemingly faster than ever, the team is working hard to put together all the content needed for each exhibit that will be in the brand new interpretation room.

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A project update

Since our start on site at the end of July 2013 when we were just laying the foundations, you can really begin to imagine how the Visitor’s Centre will look once complete.

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Inside the Welcome Building

In any building construction there seems to be a spell in the middle when nothing much seems to happen – or at least nothing obvious.

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Welcome Building update

Since our last update things have really progressed apart from those few days where we had very stormy weather – this stopped the crane lifting for a couple of days - but otherwise it's been great.

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Planting the Car Park...

Sarah Millard is Supervisor of Estate Volunteers for the Westonbirt Project. She leads a group of volunteers who carry out a variety of practical tasks, including tree planting.

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A Welcome Building update...

Sophie Nash is Project Manager for The Westonbirt Project. She organises the logistics of the project, working with architects and project managers for various elements to deliver the works.

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A Welcome Building update...

Sophie Nash is Project Manager for TheWestonbirt Project. She organises the logistics of the project, working with architects and project managers for various elements to deliver the works.

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Unloading the car park trees!

While October heralds a season of fabulous colour, conkers and the essence of autumn to the thousands visiting Westonbirt, behind the scenes October is a time to prepare for another seasonal rush. Planting season.

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No, they're not in wonky...

The weather hasn't blown them over; your eyes don't need adjusting!...

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