Ebbw Vale Office Space Scheme Begins
Kier have started work on a £7 million hybrid scheme in Ebbw Vale, Wales. The scheme will deliver office and workshop space, and is situated on two sites, a quarter of a mile apart on Mill Lane.
Kier are delivering the scheme on behalf of Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, and when complete, it will offer 2,350 square metres of employment floor space which is expected to create more than 100 employment opportunities within the local area.
The first of the two sites will have three steel framed buildings, known as hybrid units, and will cater for nine businesses in total, two of the buildings will be identical n design and the third will be smaller in size. Each of the buildings will have a shared entrance lobby, and, auxiliary spaces in the light industrial units will all feature a small office space, along with a warehouse area.
The hybrid units are designed to provide low running energy costs for occupants, with the offices having solar controls included as well as natural ventilation.
Kier will also be creating new parking access to the adjoining road, Lime Avenue, as part of the new development. The builder will also construct a new car park for 40 vehicles as well as a number of electric charging points, and bike storage.
Work is set to be completed by the end of this year.
Jason Taylor, operations director for Kier Regional Building Wales, states: “We are proud to be working with Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council to deliver this hybrid scheme that will provide local businesses with flexible working space in Ebbw Vale. Alongside the new office space, we are also delivering new infrastructure including a new vehicular access point on Lime Avenue.”
Cllr Dai Davies, Executive Member For Regeneration, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council Said: “We are very pleased to see the start of the construction industry recovery post COVID-19 here in Blaenau Gwent, and excited at the prospect of new units for rental later this year. We are supporting Kier to work safely on site to bring forward this scheme in-line with Welsh Government policies.”
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