Exciting plans to transform the former park-keepers cottage at Witton Lakes into a multi-functional Environmental, Education and Community facility are edging nearer.
We are aiming to create a venue which supports, educates and promotes sustainable for everyone living in our local communities and across North Birmingham.
The primary objective of this new Eco Hub is to enhance and encourage the potential for environmentally sustainable lifestyles. This will include a major drive to reduce fuel poverty through greater awareness of energy consumption and savings.
It will also include the creation of a hydro-power facility on the lakes, sustainable food growing, healthy eating, environmental management responsibility and a range of linked, sustainable living options addressed through community engagement, advice, and practical projects.
The Eco Hub will provide a significant catalyst for tackling deep-seated inequality and deprivation while creating and retaining wealth in the local community. It will also promote social cohesion and provide residents with a platform to influence, shape and manage local services.
This new centre will also pursue significant social impact through job creation and volunteering, education and training, the supply of well-being services and support, community engagement and participation and delivering education around energy saving.
The venue will showcase and promote energy generation and efficiency, cultivating home-produce and the pursuit of outdoor activities.
Planning permission has been granted and we are currently looking to appoint developers to begin construction work on the site. Watch this space!
Hydro Energy Project
We’re passionate about anything that looks after our planet and reduce our carbon footprint. so when the idea to have hydro power installed in Witton Lakes that could potentially provide enough power to run our Eco Hub development, we grabbed the opportunity with both hands. This project is still in development, so keep looking out for updates!