Council approves green cost saving offices

On December 4th I posted drawings of the plans by Birmingham City Council, reported in October, 21st Century Offices to save £100 million, for new energy efficient offices in Aston aimed at making cost savings of £100 million, Visualising the 21st Century Offices to save £100 million.

Property Week has reported that Birmingham City Council approves 196,000sq ft office, granting permission for the development with expected occupation in 2011.

Birmingham City Council has granted approval for the development of a new 196,000sq ft office building at Woodcock Street in Aston.

The development will form part of the authority’s ‘business transformation programme’, Working for the Future (WFTF).

Once complete the programme will leave the authority with a stock of Green efficient buildings saving a projected £100m over 25 years.

The six-storey building will house 2,200 workstations in an open plan layout and will be BREEAM-accredited. A 60-seat auditorium, meeting facilities and a connection to a Combined Heat and Power plant are all also proposed.


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