In 2008, R G Carter built a ‘classroom for the future’ in the grounds of one of Norwich city’s oldest schools; Notre Dame High School built in 1864.

Built to inspire the learning experience for its students as part of a science classroom refurbishment, the Firm installed an 8.5-metre glass and aluminium biosphere for the study of self-sustaining eco-systems, as well as a wind turbine, large solar panels and weather monitoring equipment. The
Site Manager can be seen here giving it a last check before handover.
The project was inspired at the time by NASA scientists researching ways to create self-contained communities as homes for space explorers.