11 January 2018
Work has started on a £6.8m extension to the council offices in Church Square, Scunthorpe. The project is part of an ambitious scheme to rejuvenate the town centre, worth £60m. The extension will create around 45 jobs. Work is due to finish late this year.
While work starts on the new three-storey extension, the existing building will be completely remodelled. This will enable the council to transform the way it works based on an agile workforce delivering services designed around residents.
An Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP), intelligent BMS system and engineered natural ventilation system to provide clean, controlled fresh air also form part of the plans to reduce energy use and CO2 emissions and reduce bills.
North Lincolnshire Council has contracted Britcon to build the new extension, which will use British Steel.
The new extension will be home to staff currently working at the Civic Centre.
Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“The new combined workspace will house around 600 people and is part of the council’s Work Well plans that will provide high quality, modern, efficient and supportive workspace. Not only will it transform the way the council works, it will also support the transformation of Scunthorpe Town Centre.
“Already, you can see the wider transformation of the town centre start to take shape with the new Ongo Headquarters almost complete. Work is progressing well with the library refurbishment and work has is underway to build the extension to Church Square House.
“This is a huge investment that will rejuvenate the town centre, help attract more investment and jobs, visitors and residents.”
Paul Clarkson, Managing Director from Britcon, said:
“We are pleased to be undertaking the extension and refurbishment works at Church Square in addition to the new Ongo Headquarters building. Whilst we are a national operator with award winning achievements, we are a Scunthorpe established business with a loyal commitment to our own town. It is fantastic to be a part of these regeneration initiatives that will contribute positively to the local economy.”