Planners have given the go-ahead for a centre demonstrating green building technologies to be developed on a site at Cornwall’s Eden Project.
The Green Build Hub (GBH), conceived by Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust (CSBT), will be constructed using new green techniques and materials and will target a BREEAM Outstanding rating. It will be delivered as part of a broader move to establish the St Austell area of mid-Cornwall as a focus for the development and manufacture of low carbon technologies and products, and for training and skills development.
When complete the hub will showcase and trial new technologies and will be occupied by CSBT and allied companies Sustain Cornwall (SCL) and SW Ecowarehouse. The hub will be accessible to the public and will provide a meeting and training venue.
The project has been brought to planning approval by a collaboration of CSBT, ID+EA, Ocean Design Consultancy and Ward Williams Associates, with The Eden Project agreeing to a 99 year lease on the site.