Hadlow College opens iconic centre

Hadlow College's new Rural Regeneration Centre, officially opened by Sir Robert Worcester, chancellor of the University of Kent, is thought to be a UK first...

Hadlow College’s new Rural Regeneration Centre, officially opened by Sir Robert Worcester, chancellor of the University of Kent, is thought to be a UK first. The eco-friendly building, pre-fabricated in Austria and costing just �450,000, enjoys a deliberately rural setting on Blackman’s Farm, a working dairy, and will play a key role in teaching students about sustainability, climate change and rural business, as well as being a venue for hosting meetings and conferences on rural business. SEEDA has funded half the project and its rural director, Valerie Carter, said the iconic building that would be “a showcase for sustainable design.” Mark Lumsdon-Taylor, Hadlow College’s finance director, added: “I’m hoping the programme we’ve got will make agriculture and related rural industries attractive to people.”

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