Image courtesy of Lincoln Castle
The Heritage Skills Centre is a focus for heritage crafts and skills development in Lincolnshire. It provides hands on experience and training through taster days, short courses and demonstrations in craft, conservation and traditional building skills. As well as running a range of courses for homeowners, hobbyists, contractors, professionals and education groups, the Heritage Skills Centre hosts a variety of temporary exhibitions to showcase the work of craftspeople and artists from across the region and runs hands on activities for the public.
Encon Associates BREEAM Assessors were appointed to provide BREEAM Assessment services for the fully fitted out centre which was certified to the BREEAM Very Good target. The project also achieved an “Outstanding” rating for Energy due to purpose built heat recovery units and an increase in ecological value due to living roof across entire roof envelope.
The results of the daylight simulation analysis is shown in the daylighting map below:
The skills centre is now open and has become a popular tourist attraction for the city of Lincoln. More information can be found online at Visit Lincoln.