Field Studies Council - Margam Discovery Centrevirtual tour by eyerevolution
FSC Margam (Margam Discovery Centre) has 32 rooms all with en-suite facilities. These can be used as single, twin, three or four bed rooms as the beds in each room are designed to fold away to maximise space. Five of these rooms have been designed specifically for disabled visitors with specially adapted bathroom facilities. Accommodation is arranged in four separate corridors which for security are controlled by programmable key fobs.There are four workrooms plus one 'outside' classroom.
All rooms have interactive whiteboards and sinks. Wireless internet access is available throughout most of the building.
The centre has a range of recreation areas. There are two common rooms with digital TV, table-tennis, board games and hot and cold drink making facilities. There is also a large outdoor space with footballs, rugby balls, rounders and cricket sets available.
It also has a computer suite, wi-fi in most of the centre, equipment and waterproof hire, café, shop, underfloor heating in most work rooms, and a drying room.
The centre is an award winning state of the art low carbon footprint building designed by The Welsh School of Architects. It has striking features such as glass walls and raised external walkways to give visitors the feeling of being part of the surrounding natural environment. It is constructed from timber and sweet chesnut from sustainable UK plantations and is run in an environmentally sensitive manner, and makes use of solar power, rain water collection, natural light biomass heating and natural ventilation.
The centre is located within the beautiful 850 acre Margam Country Park and has woodlands, rivers, grasslands and lakes all on site, and only a 10-15 min drive from coastline and sand dunes.