Interserve Press Office | Aug 04, 2015
Striking new images have been released of Interserve’s planned new Birmingham offices, which will see the international support services and construction group consolidate its operations in the West Midlands at one site from early 2018.
Interserve has been given planning permission to demolish an unoccupied four-storey office block at a site next to Birmingham International Airport and Birmingham International Railway Station - and replace it with a modern, ecologically-sympathetic 12,000 square metre, five-story building.
The new sustainable, energy efficient building will bring together 1,200 staff who are currently spread across four offices in Erdington, Dudley, Redditch and West Bromwich, as well as RMD Kwikform’s office in Aldridge, signalling the Group’s continued confidence in the region.
Tim Haywood, Interserve’s Group Finance Director and Head of Sustainability, said:
“Interserve has been a feature of the region’s economic landscape for many years and we will continue to invest in its future. This new hub not only reaffirms that commitment but is a major step forward towards realising our ambition to create a modern, sustainable and inspirational environment for our people. The new building is an opportunity to bring all our business divisions together in one place and we look forward to the project progressing on site in 2015.”
“These new images show how the design of the building is evolving to reflect the changing face of Interserve and the company’s commitment to sustainability. This new hub will be more cost effective than the less efficient buildings our people will be vacating. The co-location of staff will enable our operations and support functions to work better together, while the site’s location close to major transport links will help us to reduce travel costs and emissions.”
The building, designed by architects Sheppard Robson, will aim to achieve a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) ‘Excellent’ rating, mirroring the ambition of Interserve’s SustainAbilities plan and the company’s drive to create a collaborative and modern working environment for staff. Construction work is set to start in January 2016 following the completion of enabling works which are currently underway, with completion expected in early 2018.
The office, which will have the capacity to accommodate 1,600 employees, will also include underground and surface level car-parking for 450 vehicles.
The project received planning permission from Solihull Council earlier this year and is one of the flagship developments within UK Central, one of the UK’s most significant regional development programmes.
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Interserve is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Our vision is to redefine the future for people and places. Everything we do is shaped by our core values. We are a successful, growing, international business: a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. We are headquartered in the UK and listed in the FTSE 250 index. We have gross revenues of £3.3 billion and a workforce of circa 80,000 people worldwide. www.interserve.com.
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