Construction Enquirer News Scarborough Group advances £70m duo of office buildings

Scarborough Group has picked GMI Construction to deliver the next two office buildings at its Thorpe Park development in Leeds.

Despite the current economic climate Scarborough committed to deliver the projects offering over 195,000 sq ft of new business accommodation within the next two years, with a gross development value in excess of £70m.

Site preparation is getting underway as GMI Construction to build two landmark Grade A office buildings situated around the new Green Park area.

The new HQ office building is to be of landmark design and constructed in line with the very latest human health and wellbeing standards.

A further new 60,000 sq ft office building, for which consent was secured earlier this year, will be built to overlook Central Park.

Both are to be located close to the planned Thorpe Park Leeds railway station.

In a departure from the traditional business park design, the travel strategy at Thorpe Park Leeds will be to centralise car parking into multi-storey transport hubs with electric vehicle car charging stations.

This allows for more fluid and pedestrian friendly public realm to be developed, reducing the impact of car parking on the design, and placing greater emphasis on the quality of the environment.

Further investment will also be made into the surrounding landscape as Redrow continues to advance with the development of its new luxury homes at the park.

Mark Jackson, Development Director, said: “Thorpe Park Leeds is a flagship project for the Northern Powerhouse.

“As a company our mantra for 2020 has been ‘Keep on Building’, and we remain committed to our other Northern Powerhouse projects, especially our major schemes in Sheffield and Manchester.

“This represents spending commitments of at least £120m over the next 2 years on projects with a long term GDV value of well over £1bn.”

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