Planning Application submitted for new build “best in class” offices in Exeter

A planning application has been submitted for approx. 24,000 sq ft of new build “best in class” offices in Exeter.

The application is for View Point, a new build 3 storey office building on the last remaining undeveloped plot within Pynes Hill Business Park, Exeter.  The offices are aimed at addressing modern occupiers’ awareness of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria and will assist a business in reducing their carbon footprint.

Designed to be suitable as a headquarter building, but with the flexibility to be occupied on a floor by floor basis, the offices are targeted to achieve an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of an A grade, and a BREEAM Excellent standard.  If feasible, both an EPC A+ and a BREEAM Outstanding certificate will be achieved.

The striking design will provide an office of the highest standards of thermal efficiency, low carbon output, (offset by a significant photovoltaic solar panel installation), along with excellent occupier wellbeing and comfort. 

Wesleyan Assurance Society, a financial services mutual,  is the landowner and hassubmitted the planning application in response to interest for the whole building. 

Tom Holland of Wesleyan commented, “As an institutional Landlord, Wesleyan is  acutely aware of the ever-increasing demand for innovative workplaces where ESG credentials are placed at the forefront of the design process.  View Point will be one of the first in the Exeter region to meet the new Biodiversity Net Gain national standards, and we are extremely proud to submit an application for a new development which has all the characteristics of a ‘best in class’ office building.

Summerfield Developments (SW) Ltd have worked with Wesleyan to Development Manage the process and have worked in conjunction with Wesleyan’s marketing agents Hugo Tillotson of Maze and Andrew Pearce of Pearce Property Consultants, along with architects LHC.

“This is a superb opportunity for an occupier to move into new offices that will reduce their carbon footprint and operational running costs, whilst providing staff and clients with exceptional surroundings”, remarked Ben Trickey, Director of Summerfield.  “We know from past experience that a building of this nature will significantly help on many tangible scales, but will also help with the more intangible areas of staff retention, staff well being and staff recruitment.”

For further information on the proposed offices, please contact Maze, Pearce Property Consultants or Summerfield.

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