ECOSpace is the UK’s first centre for sustainable construction. The centre’s key goal is to lead the way in training for sustainable development in construction by encouraging environmentally sustainable work practices. It features a suite of restoration workshops which are training future craftspeople to redevelop many of the traditional construction crafts. ECOSpace is also home to the ASPIRE Centre, a new concept that has created real life and work learning environments for students with severe learning difficulties.

This facility enables learners to become confident and skilled for a more independent and rewarding life.

BREEAM rated ‘Excellent’ on completion, the building was also recognized as “Best Sustainable Design” at the Scottish Design Awards in 2008.


2008: Scottish Design Awards, Best Sustainable Design

Location: Dumfermline, United Kingdom
Sector: Education, Landscape
Status: Completed