07 Oct GBH Breaks Ground at Eden Project
The Green Build Hub Breaks Ground at Eden Project
The Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust (CSBT) held their ‘breaking ground’ ceremony today on the site of the £1.4 million Green Build Hub (GBH). This unique project has been made possible thanks to an investment of £1.1 million from the European Regional Development Fund Convergence Programme.
Local and regional officials joined investment and development partners on site for the start of this project, to be constructed using ground-breaking techniques and materials, which will provide innovative companies with a test bed and demonstration site for their products.
Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust CEO, Paul Bright, kicked off the ceremony by talking about the impact this development will have on the community:
“This is an exciting time for CSBT and Cornwall to lead the way in sustainable construction. The Green Build Hub provides Cornwall with the opportunity to showcase a whole range of sustainable building technologies, innovation and best practice, available to both those working in construction and the general public”.
GBH will be a ‘living laboratory’ where eco-building products will be installed, tested and monitored to produce objective and comprehensive performance data in a real building setting. The building will serve as a training centre, and encourage inward investment by companies such as specialist green suppliers by enabling them to showcase and test innovative products within the building.
This BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ building located at the Eden Project, tangibly demonstrates what can and is being done in Cornwall. GBH will act as a key resource of specialist green building knowledge, enhancing the region’s expertise.
Ward Williams Associates are a collaborator on the project, providing Project Management, Quantity Surveying, CDM Co-ordinator and BREEAM Assessor services on the project, working alongside an exceptional design team including; Gilbert and Goode, PBWC Architects, Hoare Lea, CDEC Ltd and T Clarke Ltd.
Martin Ayliffe, Director commented: “We at Ward Williams Associates are proud to be involved with this ground-breaking project, which will pave the way for sustainable construction and technology in Cornwall”.