31 January 2017
ISG has secured its second major contract with developer Rightacres at the prestigious Central Square development in Cardiff – winning a £32.5 million new build office scheme. The win further strengthens ISG’s presence at this city gateway location, adjacent to Cardiff Central Station, where the contractor is well underway with the construction of the new headquarters for BBC Cymru Wales.
This latest project sees ISG construct a circa 130,000 sq ft, twelve-storey office development on the plot next to the BBC’s iconic new home in Wales. The steel frame building, with a striking glazed façade, sits on top of a shared basement structure with the BBC, providing operational and parking capacity for both developments. The structure includes nine floors of open plan office accommodation and a terrace area at level seven with stunning views over the city.
The building boasts an exceptionally high-specification, with a comfort cooling system, LED lighting throughout and advanced data connectivity. A state-of-the-art building management system (BMS) and a core focus on the environmental performance of every element of the building, will enable the office to achieve a BREEAM Excellent performance rating.
Jon James, regional director for ISG’s UK Construction West business, commented: “Demand for highly specified office space in central Cardiff is significantly outstripping supply so it’s not surprising that there has been so much interest in this office development at such an early stage. Building on our partnership with Rightacres, this latest win gives us the opportunity to complete two of the key elements of the Central Square masterplan and represents a major vote of confidence in our credentials delivering high value, high quality new build schemes in Wales.”