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State-of-the art 'green' building for students

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: September 24, 2012

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Art students have gone back to college in a ground-breaking new building that is among the most environmentally-friendly in the Westcountry.

The new White Building at Truro College has welcomed back art and design students with large teaching studio spaces, ceramics and kiln rooms, photography dark rooms and a large gallery space.

The £10 million college-funded project involved the creation of two buildings on an existing rugby pitch and the creation of a new replacement pitch at Polstein Farm nearby.

Energy efficiency has been prioritised through features such as ground source heat pumps and rainwater harvesting.

David Walrond, Principal of Truro and Penwith College commented: "We knew it was a very exciting design, and the finished White Building is every bit as stunning an environment in reality as we had hoped and planned.

"The positive reactions of new Art and Design students really say it all."

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