In Education, Newcastle, Permission secured, Renewable Energy

DPP have secured planning permission for Advance Northumberland and Northumberland County Council, for a 4-storey extension and refurbishment of the existing Blyth Port Training Services building with associated access and car parking.

The £11million facility in Blyth will create opportunities for thousands of young people and adults interested in working in the clean energy sector and will strengthen the area’s leading role in driving the clean energy revolution. The project is a key part of the Energy Central Partnership in Blyth, which aims to secure inward investment, support local growth, enable innovation and increase job opportunities in the clean energy and offshore wind sector.

Designed by Norr Architects, the Energy Central Learning Hub (ECLH) will be a landmark building comprising of state of the art facilities, including a Training Hub, Workshops, Learning Centre for STEM teaching / conference space, and Visitor Centre with exhibition space and viewing terrace.

DPP coordinated and submitted the planning application for the demolition of existing buildings on site and the 4 storey extension comprising 2850 sqm of new-built floorspace. DPP liaised closely with the LPA throughout the determination process with support from the technical team to resolve key matters relating to highways and ecology.

Speaking about the application, Director Jo Robison said:

We are delighted to have secured permission for this important new training facility which will create a wealth of new opportunities for the local community within the clean energy sector.

Image credit – Norr Architects

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