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The Living Planet Centre

Welcome to the Living Planet Centre, the home of WWF-UK.

About the Living Planet Centre

We are proud to introduce you to the home of WWF-UK. One of the greenest buildings in the UK, Living Planet Centre is not only the heart of the charity, but also offers a fantastic event venue, right in the heart of Woking, Surrey just 25 minutes from London.

The Living Planet Centre shows that, through the smart use of design, materials and technology, it’s possible to create a state-of-the-art building with minimal environmental impact. BREEAM Outstanding status confirms its place as one of the greenest buildings in the UK, and the RIBA National Award, recognises its architectural significance.

Book a Group Tour

Gather your friends and family together and book a group tour of our award winning building.  

Our Standard Group Tour takes you behind-the-scenes to find out the story of the Living Planet Centre, its special design features and how it enables staff to 'Walk the Talk' at work.

For families with primary school age children (aged 5-11) we can include a 'Meet the Green Ambassadors Trail" for the children. Look out for our Green Ambassadors: Brick, Leafy, Switch, Tap, Crush and Wheel as you go around the building and complete the quiz. Please specify the tour most suitable for your group at the time of booking. 

Please note: 

  • Tours are for groups only (minimum of five people, up to a maximum of 20) and are subject to availability.
  • Tours are conducted by WWF staff, so please provide as much notice as possible. Ideally at least two weeks notices around busy time periods – such as Christmas and School holidays.  
  • We are currently not able to accommodate school or youth group visits. For learning resources and workshops, please contact our Education and Youth Engagement team by emailing:  

We no longer have any availability until after end of November 2023 

Exterior of the headquarters building of WWF-UK, the Living Planet Centre, Woking, Surrey.

Venue hire

This beautiful multi-award winning building is a fantastic venue for meetings and events and offers a variety of accessible spaces to suit every need. Located in the heart of Woking and just minutes from the mainline station, it provides the perfect location, a beautiful setting and top of the range AV facilities. No matter what event you are planning, this hidden gem is sure to take your breath away.

We work with local businesses to provide a range of catering options from business lunches to canapé receptions. All of our caterers are committed to using locally sourced and sustainable produce where possible.

We can also offer a behind-the-scenes tour of the building for you to incorporate into your event.

Our dedicated team will be happy to work with you to help you make the most of your event at the Living Planet Centre. Please get in touch to find out more and to arrange a visit.

What our visitors say

"The venue is ideally suited for easy access, being close to the station and car park, the conference hall itself is big but not overwhelming and having the mezzanine outside for drinks, food and networking works really well.

I have no hesitation in recommending the Living Planet Centre as THE place to hold a successful event."  

- Pauline Hedge, Easily England

“Our recent event at the Living Planet Centre was a complete success. We were really impressed with the care and attention given by staff throughout the entire process, from planning to clean up. We’d hold another event at the building in a flash.”

- Nathaniel Aaron Moore, Hopkins Architects


All areas of the Living Planet Centre are accessible by level access or by lift. Only assistance dogs are allowed in the Living Planet Centre.

Getting here

Situated in Woking town centre, the Living Planet Centre is easily accessible by train, bus, bike or car.

Please note that there are ongoing roadworks taking place across Woking town centre, for up to date information on how this might affect your journey visit Surrey County Council.

By train - We are 0.5 miles from Woking station (between a 5 – 15 min walk). Please use the exit via platform 1, towards the town centre, for the quickest route. There are map boards with the building marked to help with your journey.

By bike - We have cycle stands on site for you to lock your bike - these are located across from the entrance to the car park in front of the building with ramps or a lift to the entrance.

By bus - Woking operates a good bus service to surrounding areas. You can find routes and timetables on the Woking council website. There is a car park in front of the building with ramps or a lift to the entrance.  There are other bus stops nearby.  All up to date bus information can be found here.

By coach - Coaches and mini buses can drop passengers off at a safe point on Brewery Road. Please note all car parks in Woking have a headroom of 2.1m.

By car - Brewery Road car park is situated beneath the Living Planet Centre, however this can get full at busier periods. There are alternative car parks located a few minutes' walk from the Living Planet Centre. Please be aware of height restrictions in place before visiting. All car parks are all owned and operated by Woking Borough Council.