GREEN

Gloucestershire Renewable Energy, Engineering & Nuclear Skills Project

The Gloucestershire Renewable Energy, Engineering & Nuclear (GREEN) Skills Centre opened in December 2016.

Funded with £5 million through GFirst LEP’s Gloucestershire Growth Deal, in a partnership with South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, the centre utilises one of the tallest engineering halls in the country to create a dynamic and sustainable education facility and will offer some of the best training facilities in the country for the science, technology, engineering and manufacturing (STEM) industries.

The GREEN Skills Centre sits within a 50 acre Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park at the former nuclear laboratories at Berkeley and will incorporate education, training, business start-up and research facilities with a focus on the development of STEM. It will become a specialist training centre for the provision of some of the 45,000 skilled jobs estimated to be needed for the supply chain for major engineering projects and the low-carbon industry to ensure the workforce demands are met and labour is compliant with very the highest industry standards. The building will sit alongside the recently approved state of the art SGS Berkeley Green UTC. Find out more here.

Growth Deal Funding: £5 million

Progress: The centre opened in December 2016.