The Challenge:

First designed back in 2013 and opened to the public in July 2018, the Chapel St Leonards attraction offers all-year-round facilities for families and those enjoying a quiet walk along the beach.

The building includes information and exhibitions on the local area's rich natural history, an art space, a café and public toilets, and serves as an impressive gateway to the Coastal Country Park.

The Solution:

Few people know about, or have witnessed, the passage of the thousands of birds from all around the world (Greenland, Iceland, Arctic, Siberia, North and South America etc) that migrate along the Lincolnshire coastline in spring, autumn and early winter.

The Observatory is something unique as there are no purpose designed marine observatories anywhere else in the United Kingdom.

The Impact:

The North Sea Observatory was funded by Lincolnshire County Council, the Coastal Communities Fund, the Arts Council England and RDPE LEADER Coastal Action Zone.

" The shortlisting of Kier's DaBS team is fantastic news and demonstrates their exceptional design talent, ability to excel in the use of space and exceed the brief, while focussing on the promotion of the client and the community. "
Leigh Thomas Executive Director Kier Property

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