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Green construction wanted for Cumbrian school

6 September 2011 No Comment

The application to build a construction centre for a college specialising in nuclear and wind farm industries has been given the green light.

The so-called Energy Coast Construction Skills Centre will be built in Lilyhall in Cumbria, pitching the area at the forefront of green technology in the UK. construction-skills-centre-

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Creation of the Construction Skills Centre

Money for the building of the project has been put forward jointly, with Nuclear Management Partners (NMP) submitting £4 million, Britain’s Energy Coast Campus offering £2 million and Lakes College footing the bill for the last £1 million.

Now, with funding secured, Cumbria Country Council have issued an open invitation for applications to carry out the building work.

Low carbon construction

To accurately replicate what the building represents, the finished article is set to benefit from ground source heating and energy efficient wall cladding. The company who secure the deal will have to operate low-carbon construction technologies in the building of the project.

Britain’s Energy Coast Strategy

Speaking to constructionenquirer.com of the development, Gary McKeating, head of socio economics for NMP explained: “As part of our commitment to Britain’s Energy Coast Strategy, Nuclear Management Partners is working to energise West Cumbria and help drive forward its transformation into an international centre of excellence supporting energy industries worldwide.”

Adding, McKeating told whitehavennews.co.uk: “We are excited to be providing £4 million of funding to help create the Construction Skills Centre so our area can meet the increasing demand for construction skills over the next ten years and beyond.”

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