Machinery and Buildings Centre
The Machinery and Buildings Centre is a specifically designed building, size 66.5m x 40.5m which hosts all of the mechanisation and building instruction at Greenmount Campus. The building is equipped to the highest stand in terms of welfare, health and safety with sophisticated heating, extraction and ventilation equipment, as well as, a range of voltage supplies suitable for all tasks.
The Horticulture Workshop houses the majority of the campus’s fleet of groundcare equipment. It provides an ideal location to train students and others in the preparation, maintenance and repair of a wide range of groundcare and landscaping equipment. The workshop can be divided to allow two separate activities to run concurrently.
This workshop is dedicated to the maintenance and repair of a wide range of agricultural machinery along with the dismantling and repair of a variety of engines.
This is a dual function workshop while still allowing access for a range of machines for teaching purposes. The workshop also houses a range of machine tools so that the rudiments of precision engineering can be taught to students following specialised mechanised courses.
Greenmount Campus prides itself on a ‘learning by doing’ approach to all of the courses at the campus and the mechanisation courses are no exception. The projects workshop allows the students to manufacture a range of implements and equipment which in turn develop their design and fabrication skills. The workshop has been designed on an open plan basis to facilitate a wide range of projects and allow flexibility of use should the need arise, for example, a product showcase.
Service engineering workshop
This workshop is dedicated to the inspection, maintenance and repair of agricultural machinery. A large clear floor space and wide, tall doors mean that even the largest machines, such as, combine harvesters and forage harvesters can be accommodated.
Basic welding is a fundamental skill for most involved in agriculture and many of the campus students spend at least some time in this purpose-designed welding shop. A wide range of courses is also delivered to those working in the industry and these are tailored to the needs of specific groups.
Three rooms provide classroom facilities for those working in the MBC. The closeness of these rooms to the workshops is a major advantage as it allows students to move from workshop to classroom and back when it is convenient. These rooms are also the main base for the delivery of FEPA spraying courses and telescopic handler training programmes
The building workshop provides the facilities required to deliver a wide range of building and estate management skills in a controlled and pleasant working environment. Activities, such as, brickwork, paving and dry stone walling all take place on the large open floor space, while a range of modern woodworking equipment allows the construction of traditional wooden gates, among other things. Again, the open plan layout retains maximum flexibility should the workshop be required for one-off events.