A new construction training facility has been launched.
The Fabric First Institute at the Easton Campus of Easton and Otley College will train tradespeople in specific energy efficiency construction skills.
The programme has been developed in support of the Norwich City Council’s £300 million ‘Fabric First Framework’ which plans to see the development of more ‘low energy homes’ (known as Passivhaus) in the region over the next four years.
The project will also initially train 30 students at a purpose built ‘low energy’ house – or the Fabric First Institute as it has been called – that is situated in a state of the art construction centre housed at the college.
The institute has been made possible thanks to a grant that has been funded by the New Anglia Skills Deal Programme, provided by Norfolk County Council, Suffolk local authorities and the Skills Funding Agency.