Seaton Jurassic

Client: East Devon District Council for Devon Wildlife Trust

Completion: 2016

2017 Michelmores Awards 2017 • Winner: Leisure and Hospitality Project of the Year • East Devon DC / Form Design Group / Kier

2017 Awards Shorlisted for:
LABC Awards • Form Design Group in Categories: Best Public Service Building / Best Inclusive Building

Planning Awards • East Devon DC in Categories: Regeneration / Best Use of public owned land / Partnership Working /Best use of arts, sport or culture in placemaking

RICS Awards • WWA in Category: Regeneration

South West Built Environment Awards • Kier in Category: Project of the Year – Building Projects

Seaton Jurassic is conceived as marking a point of arrival for visitors to the town. It is designed to encourage exploration of the Seaton natural environment balancing content, activity and interpretation, and offering an attraction that encourages year-round visits.

The Seaton Jurassic building celebrates the natural heritage of the Seaton area – particularly as a ‘Gateway’ to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site – and, through engaging with the local community and visitors to the town, develop a long-standing support for its conservation.

The appearance of the building is intended to reinforce its position as a new landmark for Seaton and reflect the quality associated with the brand of World Heritage Status.