Following on from our recent new on our continued commitment to reducing our carbon footprint, we would like to share with you each week, one of the sustainably-led projects we have proudly delivered over the last 25 years.
The first example is the EcoTech Centre, later known as the Green Britain Centre, built in 1999 at Swaffham. Built as tourist attraction, it showcased the development and use of sustainable energy sources at a time when the implications of climate change were just starting to be recognised.
Here is an image of the Centre in progress, showing its sustainable timber frame construction. The completed building contained environmental features including a south facing glass façade to create passive solar energy and the first wind turbine to allow visitors to climb up the 305 steps to the viewing platform, which was designed by Sir Norman Foster.