On the 21st of August, construction work began on the new zero carbon business centre at the Elmsbrook development in Bicester. The development in Bicester that has broken ground is a part of the PERCH Bicester development. PERCH is one of two new co-working sites that have been brought to Cherwell District Council. The development is subject to European Regional Development Funding.

The 1,400 sqm. planned space will be split over three floors and the completed building will have enough space for up to 125 people. The new Elmsbrook development will be a unique project that offers local office space for individuals as well as for small businesses. When the building is complete, the office space will be housed in a highly sustainable building and will meet the standards of the North West Bicester Eco Town.

Architype is the Architecture practice who designed this new co-working site and have focused on making sure the building fits in with the innovative Eco Town master plan. The architecture and construction that have been planned have been designed to achieve BREEAM Excellent rating.

PERCH Elmsbrook is being constructed in a very accessible location. This means that people will be able to travel to the site in a number of sustainable and environmentally friendly ways.

Kier Construction has been working with Cherwell District Council in order to move the project forward and get the construction work started. The leading construction group will now be focused on building the concept and making sure that it is integrated into the Bicester Eco Town.  Kier will also be engaging with members of the local community in order to make sure that all construction work is well communicated. Ensuring the communication is open during this construction work will also allow Kier make the most of opportunities to give back to the community.