As part of Green Sky Thinking week we’ve been looking at the impact our Cory Environmental Centre has had in its first year as a regenerated former landfill site. Here are just a few of the many things it has achieved:
– Received over 100k visitors
– Diverted 10k second-hand books from landfill for use as fireside reading whilst seated next to the centre’s huge energy-efficent interior fire
– Are now grazing cattle on the land as well as producing its own Thurrock Honey and using local produce
– Were finalists in the Thurrock business awards for community charity and for environmental awareness in 2013.
All this AND the building won 3 Civic Trust awards. It’s safe to say the building been a success and has had a visible impact on the local area.