Launched in September 2013, the South West Energy Centre is the catalyst for rapid growth in the green sector throughout the local area and beyond. The Centre is a high profile, inspirational skills and business development institution that will shape the future of the South West.
Working in partnership with multinational organisations, the South West Energy Centre offers a range of invaluable services. This includes helping businesses diversify into environmental areas, developing and identifying new markets for energy related technologies and facilitating businesses to save energy whilst cutting costs.
One of the main focuses of the South West Energy Centre is to train and develop the skilled workforce that green technologies necessitate. With renewable technologies set to grow exponentially in the next decade, many businesses are keen to employ staff with essential skills in installing, maintaining and supplying energy saving solutions.
The centre features a biomass boiler, thermal cooling, solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal panels, amongst various other low energy systems, all of which are expected to play an essential role in reducing this country’s energy consumption and emissions.
By working closely with local and national businesses, the South West Energy Centre can help develop excellent employment pathways for early adopters of green technology skills. With a variety of courses available for both university students and employers, there’s never been a better time to invest in the future!
South West Energy Centre provides training in Electrical, Plumbing and Gas training, as well as professional courses. Training packages are available to meet all training needs, whether it's a formal qualification or you need something designed specifically for you or your business. Click here to find out what's on offer.Learn More
We provide training for businesses and sole traders throughout the South West, across a variety of areas. These include management and leadership, accounting, first aid, health and safety, human resources and much more. We can deliver high-quality training in your workplace, at our Paignton campus, Torquay campus or Management Centre in Heathfield.Learn More
The Centre runs a variety of events for businesses and the general public; they're a fantastic opportunity to visit our state-of-the-art building and make the most of the different services available. Whether it's a Trade Show, Landlord Information Session, Solar PV Advice Session or something else, 'click here to contact us about holding an event at South West Energy Centre. Don't forget, if you can't make the dates you can always contact us directly for one-to-one advice!Learn More
The Annual Property Awards were founded to acknowledge and celebrate the commercial property sector in the South West, and its continued growth is a strong indication of region’s developing market, and the high quality of competition that the South West Energy Centre faced.
The energy centre was awarded the title of the ‘Eco Project of the Year’, recognising the centre as a hallmark building in the green and renewable sector.
The energy centre won thanks to its cutting edge green features, which includes a solar thermal wall, photovoltaic arrays and the Passivhaus; an innovative structure designed to showcase revolutionary building solutions and sustainable building techniques. The centre’s leading initiatives have also contributed to it achieving an Excellent rating in the BREEAM benchmark scheme for sustainable builds.
The South West Energy Centre was then declared the ‘Building of the Year’, a prestigious title that made history as the centre became the first double winner at the awards. This was an exceptional achievement, and just reward for the teams’ long-standing dedication and passion in making the project a resounding success, and a catalyst for growth in the South West.