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New offices at Junction 21 on the M5 to be completed in 2015

09/10/2014

Following the announcement of the go-ahead for the new £24.5bn nuclear power station at Hinkley Point, a new landmark office building is planned at Weston Gateway Business Park to be ready for investment from the nuclear industry, it was announced today.

Enterprise House will be developed on the site, following on from the completion of the Knightstone headquarters in 2013.
 
The new 26,000ft² building will accommodate cover 250 people and is currently in fast track planning with North Somerset Council due to its location within the J21 Enterprise Area. A full professional team is in place and the target date for completion of the building is 1st December 2015.
 
Weston Gateway Business Park is situated just off Junction 21 of the M5, 20 minutes from Bristol Airport, 25 minutes to the M4/M5 interchange and has Worle Parkway Train station less than a five-minute walk at the back of the park, with a dedicated pedestrian footpath. Weston-super-Mare is striving to become a centre of business excellence, with Enterprise House at its core.
 
“Negotiations are underway with various parties to secure commitments to the building to enable us to push the button,” said Gemma Day from developer Dowlas. “With renewed economic activity and particularly investment in the nuclear industry across Somerset we are confident the building will be fully let in the near future.”
 
Peter Barrett, associate director of office agency at Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), said: “Once Enterprise House is largely let, the plan is to roll out additional phases in short order.”
 
Natalie Bennett, from Hartnell Taylor Cook, said. “Weston needs high quality business premises to secure major occupiers, large scale new jobs and inward investment. Enterprise House will lead the way in providing that space.”
 
A CGI of how Enterprise House will look in a prominent position, adjacent to Knighstone House and fronting onto the A370, has been revealed by the developers. Designed by Angus Meek Architects, it presents a sophisticated modern building with clean lines and carefully considered detailing – a window on to the world at Junction 21 of the M5 Motorway.
 
Key features include a high profile, convenient location at Junction 21, M5, adjacent to Worle Parkway mainline station. A new pub/restaurant opened on site earlier this year and the site is in close Proximity to retail complex including, Morrisons, Boots, Subway, Costa and fuel station.
 
Programmed completion is 2015, including fit-out at a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating, with a wide range of tenure options available.
 
Any company interested in finding out more about the office spaces should contact Peter Barrett at LSH pbarrett@lsh.co.uk, or Natalie Bennett, at Hartnell Taylor Cook,  natalie.bennett@htc.uk.com.

CAPTION: An artist's impression of the Enterprise House development.

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