Builders and plumbers merchant chain Wolseley UK opened the doors of their Sustainable Building Center (SBC) in Leamington Spa to 100 plus cricketers.
Former England cricket captain Mike Gatting and other executives from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) attended a conference at the SBC, , where award winning architect David Morley was one of the key speakers. The following day, the Center – a £3.2m showcase of the latest sustainable products and renewable technologies – hosted around 80 representatives from cricket clubs across the country.
Gatting, who is ECB managing director of cricket partnerships, said: “The presentations and tour were very thought provoking and gave a real insight into how sustainability and energy efficient products can be used practically in both new build and refurbishment projects in cricket clubs.”
The visit follows the signing of Wolseley’s Build Center brand as an official supporter of NatWest CricketForce 2009. This nationwide ECB event encourages cricket supporters, their friends and families to volunteer to undertake major renovations to their local clubhouse and grounds.
Cricket clubs across the country will be able to take advantage of discounted product ranges from Build Center branches throughout the year.