Always nice to show off a completed project so here is one from earlier in the year...
The Wimbleball Lake campsite wash block opened on time ready for the May bank holiday weekend despite prolonged freezing and snowy conditions on Exmoor during the beast of the east! The facilities provide family friendly and accessible shower cubicles with a large covered pot wash. The campsite reception is now situated to welcome new arrivals whilst discretely overlooking the pitches to improve security on this family orientated site.
The design is influenced by the adjacent timber clad cafe building with a traditional rural form typical of the Exmoor barn vernacular. Contemporary details such as the angled front wall provide a simple covered entrance to the reception area. The flat roof over the pot wash will in future accommodate solar thermal panels to supplement the hot water heating.
Simple, robust finishes and details were used to create a low maintenance building that could be shut down over the winter months when the camp site is closed. The timber framed building is well insulated with a top specification how water system to provide powerful and hot showers, great after spending a day on the lake!
On this project NTAD's services included Planning and Building Regulation approval, preparation of the tender specification and coordination of the competitive tender, contract administration and regular site inspections to check progress against the specification. The project ran smoothly throughout on time and budget.
The build was constructed by Ware Construction Limited.
Why not visit the South West Lakes Trust website for more information about visiting and staying at the amazing and beautiful Wimbleball Lake campsite in the heart of Exmoor National Park.