Kier, a leading provider of construction and infrastructure services, has been appointed by Cornwall Council to deliver state-of-the-art new office space in the region.
Co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Cornwall Council, the £4.3m development, to be known as Chy Tevyans, will provide 1500m² of modern and dynamic office space and built to a BREEAM ‘excellent’ standard.
The three-storey building will comprise of twelve office suites, ranging in size from 90 sq m to 120 sq m. The work space will feature first-class infrastructure, including ‘fibre to the premise’ technology.
Work is underway and the development is expected to be complete by the end of the year. Throughout the project, Kier will engage with the local community, hosting regular engagements events and site visits as well as providing training and apprenticeship opportunities.
Chris Couch, area manager for Kier Regional Building Western & Wales, states: “We are delighted to be delivering new office space in Pool. Working in collaboration with Cornwall Council, Chy Tevyans will provide first-class facilities for local businesses.
“Over the duration of this project, we will work with our local supply chain, provide training opportunities through our Employment Skills Plan and engage with the local community. We look forward to delivering this new work space that will bring a range of benefits to the Pool area for years to come.”
Councillor Bob Egerton, Cornwall Council’s Portfolio holder for Culture, Economy and Planning, said: “This new development in a strategic location close to the A30 will offer much needed high-quality accommodation for businesses looking to expand. It contributes to Cornwall Council’s strategic aim to increase high wages and high skilled local employment.”
Glenn Caplin, Chief Executive of the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The tech sector is growing in the Pool area and by providing more high quality, fibre connected office space we are supporting the continued growth of this important cluster. I look forward to seeing the first businesses moving in next year.”
This is the first project that Kier will deliver as part of its appointment to the Cornwall Council framework.
About EU funding
The Chy Tevyans- Grow On Space project is receiving up to £ 2,376,080 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.