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Halliday Clark to build educational Eco-Pod - images

Halliday Clark has jumped on the growing bandwagon of practices working with shipping containers with this scheme for Immanuel Community College in Bradford.

The 12m-long steel crate will be converted into a new 'low-environmental-impact' facility for pupils to learn about sustainability.

Dubbed the Eco-Pod, the £48,000 project will feature photovoltaic panels, a wind turbine, a composting lavatory and rainwater harvesting.

The scheme will replace an existing shipping container in the grounds of the college - a site described as 'an ideal green setting with existing mature trees and vegetation'.

According to the practice, the Eco-Pod's 'bright external appearance aims to become a fun and alternative space for young people where environmental awareness and sustainability is a priority.

'The Eco-Pod intends to pick up from this success [of the original container] and enhance it by providing environmental education as a built and autonomous embodiment of numerous sustainable features.'

The scheme has been backed by Bradford Youth Services, YMCA and Springfield Gardens.

by Richard Waite

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