The new Science Discovery Centre and Planetarium development at Sherwood Observatory will create a landmark building for the area, reinvigorate STEM development within the region, inspire a new generation of scientists and engineers and support future job growth.
The plans for the observatory will create a unique experience that will draw visitors from across the East Midlands, and beyond, to Ashfield.
The news of the funding follows the planning application submitted by Mansfield and Sutton Astrological Society to Ashfield District Council in November 2022. Subject to match funding, the project will soon be underway.
We're looking forward to working on the next stages with our client, who has a truly incredible vision for the site.
The new centre will be a unique and exciting visitor attraction that will play a key role in presenting these subjects in an exciting and hands-on way to raise awareness of the opportunities a STEM career can unlock.
It will also be a jewel in the crown of the local visitor economy, creating a unique tourist attraction that will be out of this world.