Construction Skills Training Village, Scarborough
The Construction Skills Training Village is housed on an old farm site near Scarborough. The conversion and extension of existing farm buildings provides a new and extremely important training and education facility with multi-use business hub (pictured), with a serviced reception area and on site café. The building will become an important community facility for functions, events, bookable office space and socialising.
Intended to showcase sustainable methods of construction and provide hands on skills training, it was important that the facility used sustainable technology throughout. LEDA specified air source heat pumps and solar PV for the converted buildings to help to achieve low energy use. Fabric upgrades have been made to the existing buildings where appropriate.
LEDA are also designing two passive house buildings on the site that will be used for training exercises and to demonstrate to potential owners how certification is achieved and what they are like to operate in use. One of the buildings will be fully completed and the other left with openings so the fabric composition is visible for education purposes. Skills village trainees will be able to see and practise low energy building skills such as achieving air-tightness.
Later this year, LEDA will also deliver some of the construction training sessions as guest speakers, talking to students about our approach to low energy design and demonstrating low energy building methods.
(Images courtesy of Salt Architects)
|Client:||Northern Regeneration CIC/SoHoCo Developments|
|Services Provided:||Sustainability advice, Full building services design|
|Dates:||January 2021 – ongoing|
|Contract Value:||Approx. £800,000|