Morgan Sindall has been awarded a £14.8m contract to construct new civic offices for Wakefield Metropolitan District Council.
The contractor will build a five-storey commercial building at Burton Street, Wakefield.
The client is English Cities Fund (Ecf), a joint venture partnership which comprises urban regeneration and property development company Muse Developments, Legal & General, and the Homes & Communities Agency.
The new 123,000 sq ft building, in Wakefield city centre, will include open-plan office space with a central atrium, extensive glazing and external rainscreen cladding with terracotta tiles.
Chris Brown, Morgan Sindall area director, said: “As a local company, we are delighted to be involved with the building of state-of-the-art facilities for the city council’s staff. We aim to reduce the carbon footprint of all our projects so we will be using renewable sources wherever possible.”
Morgan Sindall is aiming to achieve a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) rating of 'Excellent' for the scheme by introducing a biomass woodchip boiler, and using local suppliers wherever possible, in addition to control and management of waste on site.
The project is due to be completed in December 2011.