THIS STATE OF- THE-ART FACILITY PROVIDES FLEXIBLE MANAGED WORKSPACE FOR POST-GRADUATE BUSINESS START-UPS AND NEW BUSINESSES IN THE SOFTWARE AND IT SECTORS. LOCATED ADJACENT TO CORNWALL COLLEGE THE MANAGEMENT OF THE CENTRE IS DELIVERED BY PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY IN A JOINT VENTURE WITH CORNWALL COUNCIL.
The building provides shared meeting, conference and social spaces which encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing. A simple but effective IT strategy is integrated into the building minimising the impact on internal comfort (heat and noise) by server equipment and allowing for maximum future proofing. Design focused, the building achieved high standards of internal environmental quality and comfort utilising natural ventilation and day light.
Awarded BREEAM Excellent, the centre uses 60% less energy than a conventional building thanks to its innovative design and many of the materials were sourced locally including sustainably forested Cornish cedar and local slate. This has ensured that the Centre’s environmental impact was not only low during construction but will continue to set the benchmark during its lifespan.