Welcome to the Solaris Centre - winner of the 'Local Government Chronicle' Environment Award and the 2006 North West Sustainability Award from 'The Royal Institute Of Charter Surveyors'
The Solaris Centre, located on the South Promenade is set in four acres of garden and is the first major Blackpool Council building to integrate a high level of energy-efficient features in its design.
Grant aid for the project was secured from several different funding partners
Further details can be found on the Partners of Solaris Page .
This ‘flagship’ regeneration project brings together a unique group of partners from education, tourism, business, community and local authority. The goal is to act as a key sub-regional centre for environmental action and to deliver the national agenda on environmental sustainability. The forward strategy is to fully embrace the principals of sustainability and to act as an exemplar to other organisations as well as the local and regional community.
Incorporates 2 wind turbines, 232msq photo voltaic roof panels and combined heat and power electricity generation, combined with solar water heating alongside the latest in insulation and energy conservation technologies.
Exhibition facilities demonstrate sustainable development options to our visitors.
The renovation of the 1930s derelict sea front solarium. Incorporates recycled materials in the construction. The Solaris Centre accommodates community driven recycling and environmental management projects.
In the surrounding four acres of gardens, ten artificial wildlife habitats arhave been created as demonstrations for schools and community groups to study.
Solaris Job Creation:
Incorporates small business incubator or starter units to encourage employment growth and business development.
Raising the quality across Blackpool tourism, by creating facilities for training excellence.
Solaris Community Development Training:
On site café and wide range of highly equipped rooms for meetings, seminar and training available for community groups, small business, industry and educators. They include the latest Information Technology.
Unique partnership of community - Blackpool Environmental Action Team (BEAT), Blackpool Council, Lancaster University, Blackpool and Fylde College, with a strong funding partnership of the Energy Saving Trust, New Opportunities Fund, North West Universities Association, North West Priority 1 Partnership (ERDF), Lancashire Tourism Partnership, Single Regeneration Budget (SRB) and Landfill Tax Credits.
The building is designed on a single floor to achieve easy access for all.
The Solaris Centre:
Brings together community, training, tourism, employment and small business development. With sustainable development from information technology in one unique project.
The Solaris Centre is working to become an Eco-Centre
Monday—Friday - 9.00am - 5.00pm
Weekends - 10.00am - 4.00pm (Cafe Chicco open until 5.00pm)
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