The Ecology Centre at Kinghorn Loch
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In July 2014, The Ecology Centre purchased 5 acres of land on the eastern shore of Kinghorn Loch in Fife. For the 15 years previously, we had operated from nearby Craigencalt Farm until the lease came to an end. By February 2015, plans and funding were in place for a new building thanks to the support of the Big Lottery, The Robertson Trust, Fife Council and others. Building work was completed in September 2015.
The new building, designed by Architect Stuart Hannah of ADD Design, is built to passivhaus standard offering exceptional levels of energy efficiency. Wherever possible, we have used natural, recycled or recyclable materials. A key feature is the use of old shipping containers, refurbished and insulated to provide workshop and storage space.
The building does provide a base for our volunteers, visitors and staff. Work is also underway to transform our grounds. We inherited a barren area of grass and car parks and we are developing paths, play areas, growing space, woodland, wild flower meadows, ponds, habitats for amphibians and more besides with the aim of enhancing biodiversity and providing opportunities for environmental education, volunteering and enjoying the outdoors.
Below you will find a series of information sheets that cover the various processes involved in the building of our new centre. Click on the links below to view. If you have any questions that you would like to ask that have not been covered in the sheets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.