Construction Skills Centre – Workington

The £7million Energy Coast Construction Skills Centre at Lakes College, Lillyhall was delivered ahead of schedule, on budget, in a construction programme including a range of renewable technologies and working with students at the College who are young apprentices. The scale of the project can be seen by the 11m high building covering an area of over 3,000m2. The technologies incorporated in this building include 60m2 of PV panels producing 9kW peak of electric output, estimated to save approximately 6.3 tonnes of CO2 per year.

The following systems were indicated:-

Engineering designed Brise Soleil to protect the internal environment from excessive summer heating.

This facility will train vital skills for the nuclear industry which is a major industry in this part of Britain with Sellafield just around the corner. The funding for this project came from the Nuclear Management Partners, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Lakes College.