North Lincolnshire Council has awarded the projects to Britcon under its Local Development Framework as a part of an overall £60m investment to transform the town.
The first project to get underway is a £5.8m new HQ for Ongo Homes, the largest housing provider in North Lincolnshire. Britcon has already started works on the 21,500 sq ft, three storey new build project in Church Square which is to be porcelain clad with a backlit feature wall to the South and West external elevations.
Britcon will install roof mounted Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP), Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) and an intelligent BMS system to control the buildings internal environment and help reduce running costs and Co2 emissions and overall efficiency. It has already re-engineered the foundations as part of its ongoing value-engineering service and is working alongside tenants who will deliver an internal fit out simultaneously. Completion is expected by March 2018.
Britcon is also appointed to deliver a £5.7m extension to Church Square House which is the main council HQ building where council leadership operates from. Britcon will commence the project in Autumn 2017 with completion expected in 2018.
Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “We have committed to a significant investment that will transform the town and create a vibrant and thriving place where people will want to live, work, study, invest, visit, and spend their leisure time. Our plans include sprucing up the town by building new offices to help bring together public sector organisations and improve access to services and we are pleased to appoint Britcon, as a local business, to deliver two of the projects.”
Shaun Hunt, CEO or Hunt Group and Director at Britcon said, “Whilst our project specialisms take us UK wide, our roots remain firmly established in Scunthorpe and so we are delighted to secure these major contracts to revitalise the heart of the town we call home. We have a dedicated locally employed team with extensive experience in commercial office projects.”
Britcon’s office sector experience includes the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Sheffield, Treleigh Business Park in Cornwall, and Delta Court Business Park at Robin Hood Airport.
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