Green Build Hub

Green Build Hub – Top Facts

Our latest video showing an overview of the completed Green Build Hub, demonstrating the quality of construction and local sustainable materials used. Includes some of the installed technologies and systems on show within the Hub. A huge thank you to our 50 plus collaborators who have helped Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust achieve this outstanding building in Cornwall.

Green Build Hub Practical Completion

CSBT is delighted to announce that Practical Completion of the Green Build Hub at the Eden Project was achieved on Tuesday 28th July and we have moved into our new office. We now have until our planned launch in late September to co-ordinate our future programme of activity and to develop the interpretation scheme and monitoring installations to tell the story of the build and to showcase the collaborative partnerships involved in delivering this wonderful new BREEAM Outstanding building.

April 2015 Progress Update

The Green Build Hub is well on the way to completion now with the local cedar cladding completed, floor insulation and under floor heating laid, monitoring sensors installed and the Cornish rockers installed. The design team are now discussing final finishes such as floor finishes and colours in partnership with Falmouth University Interior design and Sustainable Product design students.

The following month the scaffolding is due to come down to uncover the beautiful Green Build Hub.We will be capturing this on timelapse camera and film.

Top Ten Reasons to visit Green Build Hub

The Home for Sustainable Construction in Cornwall


The Green Build Hub is CSBT’s new base at the Eden Project. This innovative BREEAM Outstanding building and will be open for business in summer 2015 and offers a range of exciting opportunities:
• A living laboratory where eco-building products will be installed, tested and monitored to produce objective performance data in a real building setting
• A training centre and a future base for degree courses in partnership with the Eden Project and others
• Encouraging inward investment by specialist green building and renewable energy suppliers by enabling them to showcase and test innovative products with-in the building
• Open to the public and Eden visitors showcasing the latest innovations in green building
• Available for hire as a conference and training space.

March 2015 Progress Update

Progress update on the Green Build Hub, M&E installation started onsite, Rationel timber framed triple glazed windows delivered to site, students and training taking place in the hub already and the revealing of the large space.

Its been a very busy month for our contractors and progress is moving quickly, the walls are now lined with Fermacell board and have been dry lined ready for painting and our surface fixed M&E installation. The internal scaffolding has been taking down to free up space to work in the main room and the external cedar cladding is half way complete.

 Roof Stubs installed and Resitrix roof covering complete 

The new office for CSBT taking shape

February 2015 Progress Update

Progress update on the Green Build Hub, Scaffolding finished, Roof watertight, Wall sensors installed and a site visit from Nick Boles MP, its all go!

Insulation has arrived on-site ready for installation to help the Green Build Hub reach its U-values and BREEAM credits.

We are launching our fit-out competition for the Green Build Hub very soon.

We are still open to collaborators and supporters to join us here at CSBT please let us know if you would like to be involved.


January 2015 Progress Update

Things are moving very quickly here at the Green Build Hub site at the moment. The roof glulam beams are now on with the plywood roof decked and the concrete stairs have been installed. The scaffolding is just about keeping up with the build and is nearly complete.

The contractors have been battling the weather but now the roof is on and the scaffold covered in we hope to be more resilient to the weather. We are on schedule and have had several college students onsite asking questions and learning from a good exemplar project.

We are planning to install some monitoring equipment very soon onsite to start gathering data before the build is complete, this will allow us to test our analytics and data collection methodology.


December 2014 Progress Update

December 2014 Update on the Green Build Hub Construction Progress

Interviews with some of the key members of the team sharing thoughts on the progress to date

A big THANK-YOU is in order from CSBT to all that have helped with the Green Build Hub get to where it is today

If you would like to get involved, be it with a product, service or for interest please contact us

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from CSBT and the Green Build Hub team

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Timber Frame Workshop Training Opportunities

We have had 4 full time Wood Occupations Level 1 students from Cornwall College St Austell, on a one day a week, 4 week, work experience placement here at CSBT. Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) are a growing option for the construction industry, moving away from traditional building methods. It is essential that here at CSBT we are catering for changes in the industry and enable companies and individuals opportunities to up-skill in order to help businesses to remain viable and flexible.

Below is a video showcasing the on-site construction of the timber frame element of the Green Build Hub and how at CSBT we are engaging with local students offering hands on work experience. The students have really enjoyed the experience and we hope it aids them to secure apprenticeships next year to progress to NVQ level 2 and 3.

November 2014 Progress Update

November 2014 Update on the Green Build Hub Construction Process

New live cameras onsite to be added to our website soon, watch this space!

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