|The proposed Urban Wildlife Sanctuary on Soar Island provides space for education, exhibition and events plus offices for local nature trusts and charities overlooking a new public square along Soar Lane.
The artificial island was created between the River Soar and the Grand Union Canal in the 19th century and is today situated in the wildlife corridor through the city.
A new use establishes an alternative role for the island as a stepping stone across the water courses between the city centre and adjacent neighbourhoods.
The proposal includes the preservation of the tranquil woodland and embankments to increase biodiversity and habitats.
|Proposed view towards new square along Soar Lane||Site layout|
|Design concept||Existing industrial use on site|