‘Green’ office scheme set to create jobs

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MORE than 130 jobs are expected to be created at a “green” office project in Yorkshire.

Leeds-based property developer Prospect Property Group has been given consent for a £10m environmentally sustainable office scheme at Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster. The development will be partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The new Doncaster International Business Park will provide office accommodation for 134 staff in 41 ‘workpod’ office units.

Richard Burns, the strategic director at Prospect Property Group, said: “We are really excited about this development, which breaks new ground in all sorts of ways.

“The green credentials of the workpods are second to none and we are raising the bar for office accommodation with the sustainability, flexibility and impressively low running costs of these office units.”

The workpods’ design includes a ‘fabric first’ approach to energy efficiency, using the structure of the building to retain heat, rather than relying on renewable energy devices such as solar panels and ground-source heat-pumps. Negotiations are underway to appoint agents. Phase I is expected to be completed in May 2015.