The recent article published by TV Property reveals that plans for a highly sustainable business centre at Bicester have been approved by Cherwell District Council.
It says "The local authority which is the applicant, plans to build the 1,385 sq m development in Elmsbrook area of the town close to the site ofa proposed new local centre.
The three-storey building will be designed and built to high environmental standard and the council is aiming for an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating for sustainability.
As well as having solar panels on the roof, the building is designed to be energy efficient. Smart design will help minimise energy and water consumption and there will be ample insulation for winter and provide natural ventilation and maximum daylight in summer.
Cllr Colin Clarke, Cherwell’s lead member for planning, said: “The Eco Business Centre will benefit from having the highest environmental standards and will also provide more employment opportunities.
“We are committed to delivering local services that contribute to people’s wellbeing, enjoyment and health. This project highlights the importance of the built and natural environment in improving health by enabling residents to make healthy choices.
“The Eco Business Centre sits in a very accessible area where people can travel to work in sustainable ways, either on foot, by bike or by public transport, meaning the need to travel by private car would be reduced which would also benefit local air quality.”
Read the full article here.