Green with envy over new Chetwynd development27 July 2010
The move towards office developments which save occupiers' money through sustainable features is gathering pace with the launch of a new development near Nottingham.
Two new eco offices at the Chetwynd Business Park in Chilwell are claimed to be the area's greenest office development to date.
They mark the final phase of William Davis's award-winning £20 million scheme, which blends high quality with a location offering easy access to Nottingham city centre and the M1 motorway.
Marketing of the new offices is being handled by Ian Muxlow, director of Savills' Nottingham operations.
Recession has seen would-be commercial occupiers look for not just competitive lease and freehold prices but also an increasing trend for features which will lower the long-term cost of using a building.
Mr Muxlow said: "Office occupiers, particularly large corporate firms, are increasingly looking for sustainable offices.
"Chetwynd is a rare opportunity to acquire quality offices on one of Nottingham's most popular business parks."
The design of the new Chetwynd offices was rated "excellent" under the Building Research Establishment's environmental assessment method, a benchmark measure of sustainability and a level which only a handful of schemes have managed to achieve locally.
They feature sustainable fuel heating, naturally cooled air, rain water harvesting for WC and shower facilities, storage for recyclable waste and energy efficient lighting.
The development offers 5,534 sq ft of office accommodation with 22 car parking spaces.
Rent is £16 per sq ft and the freehold is available for sale with a guide price of £175 per sq ft.