KWB and Stoford Developments make Severn Trent’s new Operations Centre a reality

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Set to accommodate 1,700 people, the 170,000 sq ft building has achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘excellent’ not only for its low energy use but also for its location in relation to the local infrastructure and its impact on the environment.

Severn Trent Water Chief Executive Tony Wray said: “Our new centre will offer excellent standards at a low whole-life cost, and be a great place to come and work. Huge investment is being put into Coventry and we welcome the chance to be a part of the city’s bright future.”

David Brown, Stoford Director, said: “This is another important step not only in the regeneration of Coventry city centre but also for office development on a national level. It will lead not just to the completion of a building that is iconic but one that will provide an excellent environmental benchmark for the design of future offices premises throughout the UK.”

Henriette Lyttle-Breukelaar, AWM Partnership Director, said: “It is tremendously important — particularly at a time of economic uncertainty — that Coventry and the West Midlands are able to attract and retain high value companies and high quality jobs. This scheme forms a major opportunity for the area’s highly skilled workforce and we are proud to work with Stoford and KWB to make this a reality.”