The Eden Project and Cornwall College, working in partnership, are to submit plans to Cornwall Council for a new exhibition centre at the Eden site near St Austell.
The partners have been working on this large-scale project, known as HOW2, for a number of years and are now ready with outline plans for a stunning new building that will provide much-needed facilities to showcase sustainable technologies and provide education, training and business engagement in their use and installation.
It is estimated that 150 new jobs will be created by HOW2 over the next 10 years as it grows as a hub for people to share and skills.
The development phase of HOW2 has been funded with grants of £385,000 from the European Regional Development Fund under the Convergence Programme and £175,000 from Cornwall Council.
The exact location on the Eden site is being appraised and, subject to the capital funding being secured, the building is due to be completed by mid-2015.