The Compound, which is managed by The Conservation Volunteers, and its SHED Visitor Centre create a miniature of the surrounding Ecology Park, with a wildlife ‘city’, allotment and woodland walk. In this imaginative and creative space, visitors can find peace, inspiration and ideas for conservation and recycling. The Compound is also a workspace and the base for practical work carried out in the park’s woodlands and meadows. Gabions, bird boxes, and art works are created here for the park. The park in the former Surrey Commercial Docks is unexpected, varied and beautiful.