The North of Tyne Combined Authority, in partnership with Northumberland County Council and the UK Government Towns Fund, is funding the £13.6m Energy Central Learning Hub. Once completed, the hub will provide a range of state-of-the-art industrial training, education and STEM-related skills facilities. 

Due to be completed in Autumn 2024, the Hub will include major conferencing capabilities, events space and a lecture theatre to encourage collaboration between employers, education institutions and research facilities. Advance Northumberland is delivering the Energy Central Learning Hub in partnership with Galliford Try.