NMITE, Skylon Campus

Open Day: Centre for Advanced Timber Technology

NMITE’s Centre for Advanced Timber Technology (CATT) launched in September 2022 with Timber Technology Engineering and Design (Timber TED) short courses aimed at upskilling construction professionals. These courses form part of NMITE’s expanding educational portfolio on Sustainable Built Environment, which have been developed in response to local industry needs and the broader skills crisis within the construction sector.

As well as showcasing modern methods of timber construction, this new, state of the art facility hosts the Department for Education’s “GenZero” prototype classroom, and a range of Association of Environment Conscious Building (AECB) exhibits which demonstrate how to upgrade and retrofit existing buildings for improved energy efficiency.

On Saturday 5th November, NMITE will be opening the doors of the CATT to the public.

Come along to learn about:

  • The timber industry and the career opportunities that exist within it;
  • The NMITE Skylon facility, what it is made of and current exhibitions;
  • NMITE CATT and the expanding educational offering including Timber TED short courses;
  • A range of industry partner organisations and the timber construction career opportunities that exist in the region.


09:30 – 10:00: Arrival with refreshments available

10:00 – 10:50: Introduction to CATT and Timber Design with local industry partners

11:00 – 11:50: Skylon Campus Tour with overview of the AECB and GenZero Installations

12:00 – Close

Getting here

Use of SatNav is not always reliable so we encourage you to use the what3words reference //lazy.steps.rocks https://what3words.com/lazy.steps.rocks

By bus: Hereford Bus Station is 10 minutes away by bus followed by a short 9-minute walk to the Campus.

From the station: Hereford Train Station is a 2 mile, 15-minute cycle or 40-minute walk alongside the river on the traffic free Greenway. There are Beryl Bikes at the station which can be rented and covered bike racks available on site.

By car: Parking is at the Shell Store and there is no need to pre-book. Car sharing is encouraged.

The Routes to Rotherwas map contains further route information: https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/downloads/file/5652/routes_to_rotherwas_hereford_map

  • Event short description (used on home page):

    Explore New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering's Centre for Advanced Timber Technology.

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