Pomona Island is an urban paradise within the city of Manchester. Over one hundred bird species and one hundred and fifty flora have been found on Pomona. My aim is to showcase and protect the nature through the introduction of a visitor centre which will enable the conservation of the area.
The visitor centre is specifically designed for birdwatchers. It features a birdwatching hide which overlooks areas of nesting from Sand Martins and Northern Lapwings. The remaining spaces are used to frame key views on site: an exhibition area orientated towards the canal lock, and a café overlooking the dock.
The concrete walls are cast in-situ, with a concrete dome roof creating a cavernous space within. The building is further concealed by a thick green roof and an area of woodland leading up to the entrance. This is so that the birds are not agitated by visitors.