RSPB Middleton Lakes – New Viewing Structure
The structure for the hide is a faceted cavity walled, flat roofed building of brick masonry walls, with a timber roof and concrete floor. As the building is constructed on he flood plains, it is designed to allow flood water to enter the building during periods of flooding, taking up minimal flood storage volume within the flood plain. As such the structural elements are designed to resist seasonal river flood water, with features to allow drainage and natural drying. The structure is robustly designed to resist the exposed environment and fluvial flooding.