Sandwich and Pegwell Bay is an internationally important nature reserve, significant for breeding and overwintering birds, plants and invertebrates. The combination of sand dunes, dune slacks, estuarine mud flats, saltmarsh and open water is unique in the south-east of England. The site is managed by the Kent Wildlife Trust.
Kent Wildlife Trust wanted to upgrade the site’s interpretation with new panels that reflected the importance of this National Nature Reserve. As well as panels introducing the site and orientating visitors they wanted to interpret the full range of habitats as well as aspects of the site’s heritage. We were also commissioned to produce car park and entrance signage.
What we did:
We produced a series of designs using text and images supplied by the client, conforming to the Wildlife Trusts style guide. Panels were manufactured in GRP and then passed to a local woodworker who created bespoke structures in oak for the panels, with carvings themed on key species at the reserve on the uprights. We also undertook installation.