The Foundry, IP29 4PJ

Welcome to The Foundry which is the main office headquarters for Green Light Trust, based in Lawshall, Suffolk.  In 2006 it was recognised by RIBA East and won a Sustainability Award for it's eco-build features. 

The aim of the The Foundry project was to produce a building that sits lightly on the earth, both in its construction and user life, and to be a shining example of sustainable building skills; using local materials and labour.

An existing redundant timber-framed horticultural engine shed - The Foundry - was dismantled and refurbished to provide an Environmental Education Centre for the East of England.  This building provides a base for all our educational training, theoretical and practical skills in community development and sustainable woodland management.  It also provides meeting rooms and office space.

During 2013 and 2014 with new funding, we were able to add 2 essential new extensions. We made sure that our green principles remained and the new additions were in line with our existing building criteria.  These now provide a new office and a new training room.  The training room is used by participants as a quiet study space whilst attending our educational programmes, or for completing written work to support their course.

'Deep green' and restoration details include:





The Foundry, Lawshall, Suffolk