Loddington – Allerton Project Visitor Centre,
Leicester, Leicestershire LE7 9XE United Kingdom
Allerton Project Visitor Centre, Loddington
The award-winning sustainable Allerton Project Visitor Centre provides an inspiring opportunity to develop our educational activity; it is spacious and light, has superb conferencing, wifi , disability access and facilities as well a fully equipped kitchen – with dishwasher! It is next door but one to the Weaving Room at Loddington Grange – just 1.5 miles from the A47 at East Norton. The centre is built from materials sourced from the fields of the Allerton Estate, including straw and sheep fleece for insulation!!! Wood chips from the estate are fuel for the biomass boiler.
Sustainable Development of the Year, sponsored by De Montfort University, went to the £405,000 Allerton Visitor Centre, at Manor Farm, in Loddington, near Market Harborough. The scheme, submitted by architect Parkinson Dodson & Cheung, saw a brick animal shed given a new lease of life by a team of volunteers from companies involved in Leicestershire & Rutland ProHelp.
(Directions: from the A47 (PETERBOROUGH TO LEICESTER road), leave A47 at EAST NORTON, 1.5 miles to Loddington, turn right to Launde, 3rd Building on your left)