Sustainable drainage systems interpretation

Interpretation for a series of SuDS features at WWT Slimbridge, designed to reduce flooding in the car park and improve the habitat for wildlife and people.

The interpretation visually communicated the benefits of SuDS, with simple drawings in branded colours. Signs included easy-to-understand diagrams of the water treatment system, the new permeable car park surfacing, and wildlife biodiversity, plus an interpretation panel on a bespoke theatrical gutter feature and wildlife pond activated by rain at the entrance to the visitor centre.

  • Role:Interpretation design and illustration
  • Client:WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
  • Location:Gloucestershire, UK
  • Organisation:Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust/Môrafon

Within 12 weeks from first appointment to final funding submission, Beth, and the wider team, delivered an inspirational Interpretation Action Plan for Our Picturesque Landscape. It supported our successful Heritage Lottery Fund bid. We are thankful for their support with everything.

—David Shiel, Our Picturesque Landscape

I have worked with Beth on several projects including Toad Hall and Flamingo Lagoon. It was a real joy working with her every time. She has a very good eye for detail and is great at listening to the needs of a client. Beth is great at what she does, I have learnt a lot from her along the way.

—Sue Belej, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Beth project managed our vision for a pond dipping station at RSPB Loch Lomond, one of Scotland’s most highly designated sites. She created concept visualisations, for translation into technical drawings, bringing the project through planning & delivery. Feedback we’ve received from visitors, RSPB staff and volunteers has been excellent.

—Paula Baker, RSPB Loch Lomond

We would like to thank Beth for 20 years’ service, delivering high-quality visitor experiences across WWT’s international consultancy and UK visitor centres. Career highlights include doubling peak visitation at Castle Espie in Northern Ireland and an M+H Award shortlisting for an exhibit at Martin Mere in Lancashire.

—Martin Spray CBE, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)