EDF Energy has created a showcase training facility in South West England to inspire innovation, creativity and interaction for all EDF Energy staff. It will provides a leading-edge residential training centre, with 50 en-suite bedrooms plus pioneering technology, a case study for the tasteful and sensitive refurbishment of historic buildings.
BDG worked with EDF Energy from the outset, assisting in the selection of the Grade I 900 year old Priory building at Cannington Court as their new UK Training Centre. The site comprises of seven distinct building types, at the heart of the site is the Cannington Court building, dating from 1138 together with landscaping and car-parking across a site of approximately 0.4 hectares all within the Cannington Conservation area. Two of the buildings are listed; Cannington Court, Grade I and Priory Barn, Grade II.
From the outset the use of carbon free energy generation was planned and the site now generates up to 50% of it’s energy requirements through site based ground-sourced heat pumps, radiant solar panels and solar voltaic panels. All these features were designed and implemented with minimum impact to the historic context of the site.
BDG worked alongside specialist heritage architecture practice Bedford & Jobson in the delivery of this restoration project.
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