The Contract was for the provision of a new Training Building at the Horticultural Development Centre on the Greenmount Campus, Antrim. The new building is a 500m2 single storey building of portal frame construction on spread foundations. The building is clad with rendered masonry and insulated profiled metal cladding.
Approximately 60% of the building is a workshop which is an open plan area for practical horticultural studies and demonstrations. The remainder consists of an entrance lobby/waiting area, classroom and ancillary accommodation such as toilets and a store. This area is fitted out to a high standard. The building is heated by a biomass boiler.