Future plans for the Eden Project

We are working with our partners to develop a range of exciting new projects that will help place Cornwall as the green skills capital of the UK.

Eden's first chapter

During our first decade we’ve worked with a variety of partners to establish the Eden Project as a world-class tourism destination with environmental education for the public at its heart.

Together, we’ve shared our story with more than 14 million visitors to the site, helping transform their relationship with the natural world.

We’ve built sustainable buildings and developed efficient operations. We’ve created more than 500 jobs here at Eden – plus 2,000 outside our boundaries – and helped pull more than £1.2 billion into the local economy.

Eden's next chapter

Eden’s mission for the next chapter is to take our educational message to more people in bigger and better ways, helping transformational change both within and beyond Cornwall.

We aim to do this through a range of projects which capitalise on existing investments and developments in Cornwall’s emerging low-carbon economy.

We want to work with others to use our internationally recognised brand to attract new audiences and economic activity to the Cornwall, and establish the county as a leading centre of skills for individuals and businesses.

These developing sustainability education projects consist of:

The Canopy Journey

Set amidst the treetops of the biggest rainforest in captivity, this practical laboratory and HQ for science and conservation re-invigorates and refreshes the importance of the rainforest and our understanding of dependence on nature. Read more about this.

HOW2 learning and exhibition centre

A major new learning and exhibition centre run in partnership with Cornwall College, this digital training college offering unique learning opportunities in everything from vocational apprenticeships and leisure learning for individuals through to leadership skills for businesses. Read more about this.

Geothermal Energy Project

Eden's energy strategy includes plans to build the UK's first geothermal energy plant generating both heat and electricity, in partnership with EGS Energy. Read more about this.

The Business Space

A range of campus-style incubator facilities allowing social entrepreneurs and companies to work together to bring new products and services to market. The casual meeting rooms, small conference spaces and social spaces will be supported by Cornwall’s superfast broadband network – creating a hub which perfectly complements the existing Cornish Innovation Centres.

The Arena

This new covered performance space is designed to build on a decade of memorable music concerts hosted in our open-air arena, unlocking the potential for Eden to become a globally recognised centre for the arts.