Construction work to create a new £4.4 million regional office for a national housebuilder in Tewkesbury is underway.
Midlands-based Deeley Construction has started work on Bloor Homes’ new purpose-built 18,000 sq ft regional office, replacing the company’s Furrowfield Park office – which has been its home for the last 14 years.
Deeley Construction, which is headquartered in Coventry, is completing the two-storey development to BREEAM ‘Very Good’ status.
Plans include a belt of trees and a native species hedgerow being planted on the southern side of the development, with 66 car-parking spaces, with 30% of these offering EV charging points.
The new office will facilitate the growth of the Bloor Homes workforce and create further job opportunities in the Tewkesbury Borough over the next five years.
Steve Roberts, Regional Managing Director at Bloor Homes, said: “Bloor has successfully operated from our Furrowfield Park premises for over 14 years, during which time we have delivered a number of high-quality residential developments within the Western region as a whole and Tewkesbury Borough in particular.
“However, we have now outgrown our current premises and even with the introduction of flexible working arrangements, the constrained office space and car-parking limitations are preventing future growth and job creation.
“The move will also provide a regional training centre for our site-based staff.
“It’s important to us that we continue to contribute to the local economy and its economic wellbeing – and building our new regional office in the Tewkesbury Borough allows us to do just that.
“Many of our office-based staff are local residents and through our other activities in the area we in-directly support a large number of jobs in the local construction sector and associated supply chain.
“The location of our new office will allow more employees to find alternative methods of travel due to the reduced commute distance and flexible-working means that arrivals and departure times for staff are staggered, subsequently reducing the amount of peak-time traffic.”
Steve Turner, Construction Director at Deeley Construction, added: “We are pleased to have started work on-site for this sustainable new office for one of the UK’s largest housebuilders.
“We are using our internal expertise and external energy consultants to deliver this as a low-carbon facility, which will support both Deeley Group and Bloor Homes in reaching net zero carbon targets.
“Our on-site team are taking appropriate measure to ensure limited disruption to the nearby residents and the project is targeted for completion in October 2022.”
PICTURE CAPTION: From left to right – Eamonn Gorman (Deeley Construction), Jonathan Wood (Stoas Architects), Steve Roberts (Bloor Homes Western MD), Steve Turner (Deeley Construction), Arat Patel (Stoas Architects) and Keith Warburton (MDA Consulting Ltd).