Where is the Eden Project
St. Austell, Cornwall
What was the Eden Project built on?
brownfield site of 160yr old China clay quarry
When did Eden Project open
What is significant in terms of Cornwall and brownfield sites
highest proportion of derelict land in UK
Why was redevelopment needed in the area?
Restormel ranked third most deprived area of Cornwall
What were most earnings belong national average?
What organisation contributed $43million to Eden Project investment
Millenium Lottery Commission
What was the Millennium Lottery Commission’s investment into the project
How much did Objective 1 contribute?
What was Objective 1’s £16.6million investment in the Eden Project towards?
developing its public education program
What department was also involved in Eden Project
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Cost per biome in Eden Project
How much paid by Eden Project in wages annually
What happened to Eden Project in 2007
Failed in its bid to Big Lottery Fund to have a grant for its Desert Biome
How is the Eden Project promoting public transport usage
discounted ticket if public transport / walked
annual pass for adult cost
Demand for holiday cottage accommodation since Eden’s opening
most owned by locals
% of staff recruited from St. Austell area
% of employees 50+
% of employees previously unemployed
name of provision for school groups to now stay on site
YHA Eden Project Hostel
X2 social disadvantages of Eden
increased congestion in area
local lorry drivers increase journey times 30mins
Within 6months of opening, what ranking was Eden in terms of visitor numbers in UK
3rd most visited attraction
How many workers directly employed in Eden in 2002
£ of food bought locally by Eden annually
X2 economic disadvantages of Eden
a proportion of employment is only during busy seasons
volatile to external factors
e.g flooding causes Eden to be shut for a week in 2010
How many Cornish suppliers does Eden source from
What is significant about the cafe in Eden?
all food and drink sourced locally
How many visitors per year on average
How much money does each visitor to Eden spend on average in Cornwall
What X3 environmental techniques does Eden do which increases its sustainability?
waste and recycling compound on site
green courses educate on sustainability
(10-500 people at a time)
What has Eden applied for to decrease its environmental impact?
Who else would it provide for?
its own geothermal power station
4000 other houses in the local area
What % of visitors come by bus
Why may Eden not be considered largely environmentally friendly
largest source of pollution within the area