St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

Green design

View of the Centre, its solar panels and wind turbine
View of the Centre, its solar panels and wind turbine

St Nicks Environment Centre, opened in May 2000, was designed to exemplify sustainability, energy conservation and energy production from renewable sources:

A lot of lessons can be learnt from the building. Some of its green features have performed well over the years and others not so. The staff are happy to talk about the experiences of working with this pioneer building. At the time of its opening it was one of the first community buildings combining all those green features under one roof, and the wind turbine was the first one of its scale to be connected to the national grid.

 

This page was last updated 3 Oct 2016