Walthamstow Wetlands Visitor Centre

Walthamstow Wetlands, an exemplar urban wetland reserve created from ten reservoirs at the heart of the Lea valley, will soon become a reality after securing Heritage Lottery funding.

Stirling Prize-winning architects Witherford Watson Mann, will sensitively transform a Victorian pumping station and an early 19th century mill on the site, into a new visitor centre and viewing platform – providing breath-taking views out over the natural expanse. Walthamstow Wetlands reserve is designed by award-winning Kinnear Landscape Architects on a site owned and operated by Thames Water, which will continue to be fully functional and provide fresh drinking water for the capital.

  • Client: London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Landscape Architects: Kinnear Landscape Architects (KLA)
  • Architects: Witherford Watson Mann Architects
  • Structural Engineer: TALL
  • M&E Engineer: P3R Engineers
  • QS: Cinns
  • Exhibition Design: Real Studios
  • Business Planning: Counterculture

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