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Support our Community Shelter

We’re working with an expert team of designers and architects to reinvigorate an area of Silk Wood to be used exclusively for community activities.

Local community groups came together during autumn and winter 2019 to learn expert design and woodworking skills to help the build of the shelter, to be made out of Westonbirt's own timber, come to life.

The image above features the shelter's structure which participants are thrilled to have designed. A number of workshops with community participants took place earlier in the year to test out the design and continue building the group's woodworking skills ready for when the build phase can safely commence.

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Piers Taylor, Invisible Studios - Award winning architect, broadcaster and academic:

‘This project is at the heart of what we do, representing the marriage of home grown timber, inventive technologies and local community engagement. We aim to build in the success of that project and show how rural and making skills can be effective vehicles for engaging local community groups.'

Look out for updates on the Community Shelter build on our blog...

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