Friday, 13 June 2008

New 'East Mendip Study Centre'

This fantastic new centre will replace the Mendip Quarry Producers' East Mendip Study Centre at Hanson's Whatley Quarry. It is an architect-designed, single storey building next to Wainwright's Moon's Hill Quarry at Stoke St. Michael. It is a carbon neutral building with its own wind-powered generator and a high thermal mass. It includes traditional and sustainable construction materials and is sited alongside former quarry workings which have been restored into a lake and nature reserve.
It has been funded principally by the Somerset Minerals Forum, Somerset County Council's aggregates levy sustainability fund and the Mendip Quarry Producers (MQP), a trade association representing all the major quarrying companies in Somerset.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

After all your years of hard work to realise this 'dream', I'm really thrilled to hear about the new centre and think it has wonderful potential for the future.

Congratulations to all concerned and continued 'power to your elbow'!

Chris King,Professor Of Earth Science Education at Keele University.