New £15M Sustainable Office Site For Bodmin

New £15M Sustainable Office Site For Bodmin

Construction is now underway on the new Cornwall Council sustainable office development in Bodmin, Cornwall.

The aim of the project is to provide a building that will allow Cornwall Council staff to relocate from inefficient smaller offices to a purpose built sustainable facility. It will also provide space for partnering organisations and create new jobs for the region.

Alex Folkes, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources, said “This new office will allow us to move out of expensive and inefficient buildings around Bodmin, saving council tax payers’ money. Our new offices will also encourage new jobs to be created in Cornwall”.

The new building will house up to 675 staff and will include a central atrium housing the main reception and informal public meeting areas, with open plan offices and meeting rooms.

The build will be a highly energy efficient design and incorporate photovoltaics to generate on-site renewable energy, low energy LED lighting, improved insulation and measures to reduce water consumption.

Darren Willcocks, Director, said “We are delighted to be involved in this project, which is not only going to provide council staff with an improved working environment, but it has excellent sustainable credentials”.
WWA Truro are involved in this project carrying out the quantity surveying role through to completion, which is expected in May 2015.

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