HOW2 learning and exhibition centre
We’re working in partnership with Cornwall College to create a new sustainability skills development, training and demonstration centre for Cornwall.
HOW2 is an ambitious skills development, training and demonstration centre designed to support the growth of business and jobs to meet the emerging needs of the 21st century.
It will focus on the training and development of skills in the design and manufacture of low carbon, or green, technologies, processes, products and services.
Working with Cornwall College we aim to use the power of creativity, technology and practical skills to inspire learning, help spread the excitement and skills of practical problem solving, and encourage recruitment into key areas of the low-carbon economy.
- Exhibition, workshop and breakout spaces. The campus-style facilities are designed to accommodate training, networking and collaboration.
- Practical and inspirational courses. These are specially created for individuals of all ages and walks of life, as well as businesses.
- Hands-on learning opportunities for students, who will get to build part of the campus themselves – learning about green technologies and materials.
- Sustainably constructed architecture. Designed by Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole Architects Limited, HOW2’s energy use should be 25% less than baseline buildings.
- Inclusive design. We're working to make the building and the project inclusive, enabling a wide range of potential users to benefit from the facilities.
- Digital broadcasting, allowing people from all over the world to benefit.
HOW2 is part of a group of key projects aimed at taking Eden's mission to new audiences in bigger and better ways - in order to drive the change we need to see in people's relationship with the natural world.
The HOW2 development phase project is part financed by the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Convergence European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programme 2007 to 2013.
The programme was established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which support local businesses and create jobs. Planning permission has been granted by Cornwall Council and the project is dependent upon capital funding being secured.