Wind farm information centre celebrates new look

Brandon Lewis visits the new look Scroby Sands centre.Picture: E.ON

Brandon Lewis visits the new look Scroby Sands centre.Picture: E.ON - Credit: Archant

The E.ON Scroby Sands Offshore Wind Farm Visitor Centre in Great Yarmouth has been given a fresh new look ready for the summer season.

The new look interior includes bright visuals to provide visitors with interesting facts about Scroby Sands, as well as E.ON’s other wind farms across the country.

The centre also offers an educational area, providing a space where children from local schools can visit, experience and learn about energy outside the classroom.

The interactive learning environment supports the national curriculum and is designed to help encourage young people interested in pursuing a career in the energy industry.

Brandon Lewis, MP for Great Yarmouth, visited the new look visitor centre to see how it has developed and how it continues to educate visitors about wind energy.

He said: “It was fantastic to visit again the Scroby Sands Visitor Centre and see how things have changed and evolved. There is so much potential in the offshore renewable industry, but we need to make sure that local people, young and old, are aware of the opportunities. Facilities like the visitor centre play a vital role, in spreading this much-needed information.”

Peter Lawson, Scroby Sands site manager at E.ON, said: “We’re delighted once again to welcome Brandon Lewis MP who officially opened the visitor centre after a major refit in 2011.

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“Over the years the building has gone through a number of redesigns and this new look is part of our commitment in supporting the local community. We hope it offers the chance for visitors and local people alike to come and learn about offshore wind and the positive impact it has had on the area of Great Yarmouth.”

It is on North Drive and is open seven days a week from 10am to 4pm between Good Friday and the end of October.