North Lincolnshire Council has awarded two projects to Britcon under its Local Development Framework as a part of an overall £60m investment for major transformation plans for the town of Scunthorpe
The first project, as part of the major transformation plans to get underway, is a £5.8m new HQ for Ongo Homes, the largest housing provider in North Lincolnshire. Britcon has already started works on the 21,500 sq ft, three-storey new build project in Church Square which is to be porcelain clad with a backlit feature wall to the South and West external elevations.
Britcon will install a roof mounted Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP), Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) and an intelligent BMS system to control the buildings internal environment and help reduce running costs and CO2 emissions and overall efficiency. It has already re-engineered the foundations as part of its ongoing value-engineering service and is working alongside tenants who will deliver an internal fit out simultaneously. Completion is expected by March 2018.
The company is also appointed to deliver a £5.7m extension to Church Square House which is the main council HQ building. The project will start in Autumn 2017 with completion expected in 2018.
Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“We have committed to a significant investment that will transform the town and create a vibrant and thriving place where people will want to live, work, study, invest, visit, and spend their leisure time. Our major transformation plans include sprucing up the town by building new offices to help bring together public sector organisations and improve access to services and we are pleased to appoint Britcon as a local business, to deliver two of the projects.”
Shaun Hunt, CEO or Hunt Group and Director at Britcon said,
“Whilst our project specialisms take us UK wide, our roots remain firmly established in Scunthorpe and so we are delighted to secure these major contracts to revitalise the heart of the town we call home. We have a dedicated locally employed team with extensive experience in commercial office projects.”