The Fabric First Institute, a project match funded by New Anglia LEP’s Skills Deals programme, has won the Sustainability category at the Norfolk Constructing Excellence awards.
The £200k funded Institute was developed by a partnership of Whole House Energy, Easton and Otley College and a range of construction companies. It was the first project to be granted funding through the Skills Deals Programme.
The programme, based at a new demonstration centre at the college’s Easton campus, trains construction sector employees in new skills to build ultra-energy efficient housing to the Passivhaus Standard. It was also the overall runner up for the top award among all the categories.
The New Anglia Skills Deal Programme is an opportunity for employers, alongside training providers, to seek funding for project proposals that address a gap in, or barrier to accessing, training provision.