Building our future at the Green Build Hub. Eden provide site, ERDF gives green light.
The Green Build Hub has secured funding and is set to break ground on the Eden Project site location in the coming month!
This summer marks the realisation of a long held ambition for the Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust (CSBT). Construction starts on the landmark £1.4 million Green Build Hub (GBH) building thanks to an investment of £1.1 million from the European Regional Development Fund Convergence Programme.
Be a ‘living laboratory' where eco-building products will be installed, tested and monitored
Serve as a distinctive training centre
Encourage inward investment by companies such as specialist green suppliers by enabling them to showcase and test innovative products within the building.
Last Monday the Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust moved into their new offices based at the Eden Project. The move will not only enable them to be based literally around the corner from the chosen Green Build Hub site, during the build of the innovative project. It will also provide CSBT an ideal location for the growing team, with recent additions:
Skills Experience Show 'Have a Go Day' at Penair School
CSBT CEO Paul Bright delivered a clay plastering workshop to over 70 students last Tuesday 1st July, as part of the Skills Experience Show Have a Go Day at Penair School.
"The 'Have a Go' event at Penair School is one of a series of events taking place across England to raise the profile nationality of skills, vocational training and apprenticeships called The Skills Experience" said Kate Whetter, Educational Projects Manager at Cornwall Learning Education Business Partnership.
Exhibiting at the Eco Technology Show 2014, held at the end of June on the attractive Brighton waterfront, this was a valuable event CSBT.
We found encouraging visibility of innovation in the sector, coupled with positive feedback on our seminar on current European projects and the Green Build Hub. And finally speaking with many new potential collaborators on the Green Build Hub project.
Paul Bright CEO setting up before the event:
Green Build Cornwall 2014
Back by popular demand - the Green Build Cornwall event (previously the Green Cornwall Show) will be held at the Eden Project Friday 7th November!
This autumn discover the latest and greatest in green building options available in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly - from a strong renewable energy sector, to some of the best training and career development opportunities anywhere in the country.
Watch this space for announcements on becoming an exhibitor, speakers and more.