Henley Gate Visitor Centre

Ipswich IP1



Rooff are currently building an exciting new country park visitor centre for Crest Nicholson, at their Henley Gate development in Ipswich. The photo shows the finished construction of the off-site manufactured laminated timber frame structure. A local Suffolk timber frame company was especially selected for the frame installation, who will also carry out the external larch cladding to the whole of the building. 

The new structure is 30m x 17m overall, and will consist of a café area, community space, kitchen facilities as well as a welcome and reception area. To accompany the visitor centre within the new country park, Rooff are also working on the installation of a large play area, which will provide a wide range of outdoor play equipment, which and no doubt be very popular amongst the local community. The circa £3.3M scheme also includes extensive landscaping around the visitor centre to facilitate the high projected footfall, with the further addition of a significant parking provision.


Crest Nicholson


Core Architects


JCT SBC without Quantities 2016