Work completes on £4m AMP building in Arnold town centre
Work to deliver a new and sustainable £4m AMP building in Arnold Town Centre in Gedling, Nottinghamshire has now completed.
Our team at SCAPE worked collaboratively with our partner G F Tomlinson to deliver the AMP (Arnold Market Place) building, after the project was procured through the SCAPE Regional Construction framework.
The two-storey building will be home to new start-up businesses, including a wine tasting experience outlet, a cat and dog accessory and treats store, a cake shop and delicatessen, as well the Post Office which was the first to open its doors to the public this month.
Funding for the project came from the Gedling Borough Council’s capital programme budget, which was boosted by a successful bid for the £1.25 million D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund to support town centre improvements. Overall, 40 new jobs have also been created, through business employment and construction of the new buildings.
Sustainability and renewable energy are at the heart of the building’s design, with 51 solar panels, natural ventilation points, high efficiency LED lighting and air source heat pumps installed within the building.
Rainwater retention tanks have also been installed to reduce flood risks and feed the semi-mature trees that have been planted around the public realm to offset carbon emissions.
We’re really pleased to have successfully completed The AMP building and play our part in contributing towards Gedling Borough Council’s pledge to decrease its CO2 emissions by 2030. The flagship building is a significant investment for the local region, which will revitalise the town centre and help to boost the local economy. We look forward to seeing residents enjoy the new shops and eateries and welcoming visitors to the community.
Regional Construction Framework Manager at G F Tomlinson
Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said: “We are incredibly pleased that the AMP building is officially complete, and our new tenants will begin moving into this wonderful new building in the heart of Arnold Town Centre.
“I would like to thank everyone involved in helping to get this ambitious project over the line, it has taken a colossal amount of work to get this done by Gedling Borough Council staff, G F Tomlinson and several other partners who all contributed to this project and made it a success.”
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