Eco-friendly children have had an exclusive look at the new WRW built Canolfan Gorseinon Centre before it opens to the public. Members of Gorseinon Infant School's eco-committee visited the state-of the-art community centre at the former Bryngwyn steelworks.
The £3.6 million landmark is one of the most environmentally friendly developments in Wales, and is one of few buildings in the country to receive a special environmental rating.
Gorseinon Development Trust co-ordinaror Kelvin Jones said the building was innovative in its design and proved to be a valuable learning source for the children.
He said: "It is a very environmentally friendly building, which was what the trust wanted. With it being sustainable, it will save money in the long-term.
"The eco-group from Gorseinon infants came to see how environmentally friendly the building was, and sees what ideas they could take back to school.
"They saw a wood pellet bio-mass boiler, a rain water harvester tank - which collects rain off the roof and is used to flush the toilets.
"They also saw how the building used recycled tyres for safety flooring in the playground, as well as the lights that switch off when there is nobody in the room.
"The children seemed to enjoy themselves and were particularly interested in the lights, which they said would be good in their school because they are always telling students to turn off the lights when they leave a room."
The centre has been developed by Llanelli company WRW and will house a multi-purpose hall, training rooms, an office for small businesses, a creche, juice bar and a cafe.
It will open to the public on Saturday, with an official opening in September.
Gorseinon Infants School year one teacher Sophie Armor said the children were very enthusiastic about the centre.
"They were impressed by the building and the way it conserves energy," she said.
"They have come back to school with ideas about how children can help to conserve energy."