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Pat Borer and David Lea unveil the Wales Institute for Sustainable Education

Pat Borer and David Lea Architects have revealed images of their completed Wales Institute for Sustainable Education (WISE) at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Wales

The £5 million scheme was finished on time despite a £530,000 shortfall which in March saw CAT appeal for financial aid.  

The centre aims to demonstrate ways of living that are less energy-demanding. The educational facility will accommodate over 450 students enrolled on its Part 2 and sustainable construction courses.

Paul Allen, director of CAT said: ‘CAT is a world-class training centre with 35 years of expertise and working examples of sustainable technologies.

‘No organisation is better placed to deliver training essential to tackle climate change, no building is better built to host that training.’

Jane Davidson, Welsh Assembly Minister for the Environment, opened the new building. She said: ‘Education and training are at the heart of our efforts to build a more sustainable future for Wales, which is why the Wales Institute for Sustainable Education’s role in delivering high quality training and education is so important.’

WISE will open to the public on 12 June.

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