WWT Consulting design and build pond dipping shelter and platform for National Park at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond
We are excited to announce the completion of our design and build of a new pond dipping facility for RSPB Scotland’s Loch Lomond reserve.
The project, managed by Senior Consultant Beth Morafon, has utilised the team’s diverse high level skills. From ecological and topographical surveys to concept design, from technical design for planning to habitat creation, from interpretation design and logistics through to the finished build, delivered by contractors BLC Ltd, the whole team has pulled together to create something deservedly special for one of Scotland’s most highly designated sites.
The facility, suitable for up to 30 children, offers accessible dipping for varied ability students, multi-purpose benches and plinths for holding dipping trays or for sitting and relaxing, a rain chain and rain garden that feed water back into the pond, with interpretive signage and ID panels, a set of frog lifecycle finial sculptures and a large damselfly perched on a tall Soft Rush post.
The project, funded by ScottishPower Foundation, has been celebrated in the local press and will also feature in the Association of Heritage Interpretation (AHI) Journal, as a benchmark example of integrated design and build best practice interpretation.
We look forward to seeing the facilities used and enjoyed by visitors this summer. The pond dipping area is scheduled to officially open to the public on May 7th with a day of family events and activities.