Bristol CC Outdoor Education Centre situated in the village of Parkend in The Forest of Dean

Tuesday 18 December 2012

The Roof Is On

The new classroom is now weather tight and has the first layer of roof covering on. This will later be covered with insulation and a wild flower meadow to finish. Standing up there you get a good view over to the main Centre building, seen in the photo above and also to the station and surrounding forest. This will be a view that all can share as there will be staircase access to the roof and a viewing platform! More info about this in the future. The two roof lights will bring more light into the interior of the building meaning low need for additional daytime lighting.

Another key design feature which is looking great are the 5.5m bi-fold doors that open out on to the deck. This really will open the inside into the outdoors and vice versa. The deck will become an extension of the inside space and will later have a canopy installed.

The log cabin style wall and ceiling shown above is the both the structure of the building and the final interior finish to the room. We think it looks great and gives a Scandinavian feel to the building whilst also reflecting the use of the trees and forest that surround the building.

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