Celebrations on the site of Cambridgeshire County Council’s new Civic Headquarters in Alconbury Weald marked the next stage in the Council’s plans to create a highly modern and efficient workspace – aiming to deliver environmental excellence and improve access to the heart of the Council’s democratic functions.

The 3600sqm building will accommodate 350 desks for staff, along with flexible breakout areas, formal meeting rooms and ancillary spaces, a public reception, a multi-purpose function room for council meetings, and political group meeting rooms.

The building is being constructed with as little impact as possible on our carbon footprint, for example, the car park includes more than 20 spaces with electric car charging points and there will be an increased number of photo voltaic (PV) panels on the roof will, providing a renewable energy source to improve the energy efficiency of the building. Use of local supply chain is also very important within the project, with 95% of the first £6.6 million of orders placed by R G Carter, already having gone to businesses based less than 50 miles from the site.

Rob Carter, Director at R G Carter says; “We are delighted to have been entrusted to provide Cambridgeshire County Council with a new and sustainable home. From the design to the landscaping, planning to the construction, we are very proud of our team and the collaborative approach of all stakeholders. Over the upcoming months, using our local supply chain, we will deliver this high quality and innovative home for the county council that embodies their sustainable vision” 

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