The welfare building is the first phase of a series of planned works to the park. The design creates a new modest building to welcome visitors to the Landscape Park and sanctuary. The design cleverly refurbishes an old garage building. The Cedar shingles which cover the old structure will weather over time to blend the external structure into its woodland setting. The weathered envelope will contrast with the warmth of the varnished cedar under the new canopy which protects the visitors coming and going from this polite little building.
The reception Bird hide at Top Hill Low, Driffield will become the centre piece of the facilities at the nature reserve. The hide will combine classroom facilities, overlooking the dipping pond, a public viewing gallery with large picture windows to view the large, ‘D’ reservoir and a twenty-four hour twitcher’s hide for the dedicated bird watchers wanting to catch migratory birds on their last stop in the country before departing to warmer climes. This deceptively simple building provides separation between different user groups, and delivers drama to accentuate the experience to be had of the location and setting at Driffield.