On Saturday as part of the Eco-Renovation Open Homes weekend the Social Enterprise Centre (SEC) at The Exchange, Brick Row was open to the public for the eco-installers fair.
The photos here are from that fair along with the great Nightingale's cafe which was there for the day - one of the best coffees and chocolate brownies I've ever had!
Anyhow this was the first chance many people had to view the eco-measures taken at the centre in the former Selsley Herb & Spice building. It was also a chance to talk to installers like Ecovision, Elite, the Greenshop and more (see more re the fair here).
The centre is an eco-friendly meeting, conference facility and workspace, right in the town centre. The revamped building includes an underground heat pump to harness power for the building complimented by photo voltaic panels. The new space also boasts a shared workspace for up to 15 local organisations, a conference facility for up to 50 people, two private meeting rooms and a fully-equipped kitchen.
The SEC covers the whole of the county of Gloucestershire and was established in 2002 to provide a range of advice and support services to emerging and existing social enterprises and community businesses. See their website here.