South West College (SWC) has been recognised by the Queen for it’s pioneering work in environmental sustainability and providing training for the employment of young people in a low-carbon green economy.
The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes recognise excellence, innovation and public benefit in work carried out by UK colleges and universities. It is the highest national honour available to universities and FE colleges across the UK.
Colin Lewis, Interim Principal and chief Executive of SWC, said:
This award is a wonderful tribute to our staff and the exceptional and tireless work taking place to establish SWC as a leader in the delivery of renewable energy and sustainable education, training and employment.
Renewable energy and sustainability have been at the forefront of college delivery for several years, both in terms of the curriculum we offer to students and our own construction and fit-out practices, with our newest campus in Enniskillen confirmed as the first educational and currently largest Passive House Premium-rated building in the world.
esc were Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors on the new £34m world class Erne Campus – an international exemplar of what can be achieved in sustainable design and construction – which opened in September 2021.