13th August 2011
We are currently on site at Morden Hall Park converting a 19th century stable block and yard into a Living Green Centre where visitors can learn about renewable energy technologies in older buildings On completion in November the refurbished building will provide an Exhibition and Visitors centre along with staff offices.
As part of the project the site team in partnership with the National Trust have run a series of Taster Days on sustainable building methods and technologies. This enables the public to come and see the progress on site and find out more about specific elements of the scheme. The first taster day was about solar panels and slates as the roof of the building has solar slates on the east roof, photovoltaic panels on the west and photovoltaic thermal panels on the south facing roof. Other taster days included insulation materials, lime plaster underfloor heating and heat pumps, waterwheel renovation and the final taster day took place on 13th August and focused on the flooring of the stable yard. Visitors learnt about the methods used to preserve the historic flooring in the building and had the opportunity to lend a hand with laying the final paving in the courtyard.
All sessions included a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the progress to date on site.