Skill centre’s bright future

Renewable energy students at Stenton Campus, Glenrothes
Renewable energy students at Stenton Campus, Glenrothes

Plans were announced last week by Adam Smith College for a new addition to their Stenton Campus in Glenrothes, reports KEVIN QUINN.

Local company Cullen Building Products is kindly donating a two storey house to Adam Smith College, if planning is approved by Fife Council.

This news comes just over a year after the £17.5 million Future Skills Centre was opened there, providing state of the art facilities to capitalise on the growing renewables sector.

Scott McAndrew from Cullen Building Projects revealed more about the planned training building.

He said: “The Eco-House was first showcased at Ecobuild earlier this year, we built the house in the indoor exhibition area to let buyers and builders see first hand our latest new products and innovations.

“It was a real show-stopper and we had lots of great interest at the show and in the months after from people from all over the UK and Europe.

“The Eco-House will revolutionise the way we build houses in the future as our industry needs to look at increasing ways to be more sustainable.

“We are delighted that Adam Smith College students from all trades can benefit from our Eco-House by having it on their site, and we look forward to hearing how the students enjoy working on the project.”

Aileen Lamden, executive director at Adam Smith College is excited about the planned Eco-House at Stenton.

She said: “If planning is approved our students studying everything from bricklaying, electrical installation, construction management and renewables will have the privilege to work on the Eco-House, and staff are already excited about the learning opportunities it will bring to our courses.”