If approved, the 4,827sq m building will open in spring 2010. The centre will include a Cocker's Roses demonstration area, aquatics department and restaurant. The building will include sustainable timber, green walls, sedum roof, microgeneration turbines, biomass boiler and solar panels. A quarter of the energy used will come from renewable sources and the centre will have a grey-water recycling system.
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