Outback Centre Community Kitchen & Garden

Location: Halifax
Timeframe: Built in 2010
Our Involvement: Full design, planning and building regs
Floor area: 51.5m2
Construction Method: Loadbearing

The Outback Centre, in Halifax, was designed by Barbara and others and members of the Straw Works build team installed the straw walls, and lime and clay plasters to produce this outstanding building of natural materials.

From the left are Les Fielden of Jack Fielden Joiners (who carried out all the other work to a very high standard), George Pickles, Project manager (who coordinated all the different aspects of the build), Barbara Jones of Straw Works (design and build), Barbara Harbinson, CEO of Halifax Opportunities Trust and the woman behind the whole idea, without whom this would not have happened.

The Outback centre is a sustainable Community Kitchen dedicated to teaching local people about healthy eating, surrounded by gardens producing fruit, vegetables, salad and herbs.