Thanks to £1996 by People’s Postcode Trust, CAT has been able to build a new green roof display for the visitor centre, bringing together the two core interests of eco-building and organic gardening. Green roofs are environmentally beneficial in many ways. They have been shown to encourage biodiversity, reduce flooding in urban areas, control temperature in buildings and create garden spaces for people to enjoy.
The project will create a feature in CAT’s visitor centre, and make the building more natural, educational and inspiring for the 50,000 people that come to CAT each year. These will include the visiting public, schoolchildren, adults on short courses and CAT’s own postgraduate architecture students. It will also create a new space cultivable by CAT’s organic gardeners and volunteers.
Carwyn Jones, CAT’s Buildings and Maintenance Officer, said “While we’re doing the work, this will be a great opportunity for visitors and local people to see for themselves the process of making a turf roof. We’re grateful to the People’s Postcode Trust for enabling us to give a new lease of life to one of the original buildings from the sites days as a working quarry”
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