Callington green workshops preview
Businesses, schoolchildren and the public are being invited
to a special preview of new environmentally friendly workshops
and offices in Callington.
The workshops have received investment of £176,575
from the Objective One European Regional Development Fund
and £216,654 from Caradon District Council. Cornish
firm H20K designed the environmental systems, while local
contractor Minerva (SW) Ltd constructed the buildings.
The unique scheme has attracted national interest, recently
featuring on Radio Four's You and Yours programme. Now the
new units at Moss Side Industrial Estate will be on show to
the public on Friday 28 November to allow local people to
view the green features at Caradon District Council's latest
Caradon's Chairman Councillor Kathleen Pascoe, who also represents
the Callington ward, said: "As our Beacon Council status
for Supporting the Rural Economy shows, we're serious about
helping local businesses get started and grow, but that doesn't
have to be at the expense of our distinctive environment.
The sustainable features in the Moss Side workshops make good
business sense as they will cut energy costs substantially."
The new building houses six workshops and seven offices that
will be let to small businesses later in the year. The development
includes an impressive range of green features such as:
||An earth energy ducted air heating and cooling system
for the offices and similar systems for each workshop. The
system includes four 70m deep boreholes.
||A wind-dam electricity generator unit to provide the
bulk of the electricity needs for the site with any excess
electricity being sold back to the National Grid.
||Energy efficient lighting with movement and daylight
||Lantern lights to make the most of natural daylight
and create a more pleasant working environment.
||Carpets made from recycled materials.
The building also fully caters for the needs of disabled
workers. Both of the shared kitchens have electrically operated
height adjustable sinks and worktops so that they are in easy
reach of wheelchair users. Two of the scheme's toilets have
disabled provision, and six of the car parking spaces are
designed for disabled drivers.
Members of the public are welcome to visit the workshops
any time from 12.00 noon to 4.00pm on 28 November to see
the green features, meet the Caradon staff involved in the
project and find out more about sustainable energy systems.
Media enquiries contact:
Brian Wright, Architecture and Projects Manager on 01579
The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
helps reduce the gap between development levels and living
standards among the regions and the extent to which least-favoured
regions are lagging behind. It also helps redress the main
regional imbalances in the Community by participating in the
development and structural adjustment of regions whose development
is lagging behind and the economic and social conversion of
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
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