Muse to develop council offices for Conwy County in Wales, UK

17 December 2015 (Last Updated December 17th, 2015 18:30)

Conwy County Borough Council in North Wales, UK, has picked Muse Developments through a competitive bidding process for new office constructions in Colwyn Bay.

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Conwy County Borough Council in North Wales, UK, has picked Muse Developments through a competitive bidding process for new office constructions in Colwyn Bay.

The scheme will deliver new office spaces in the Welsh town and reconstruct an existing Grade II Listed civic building to its east.

Initial development phase for the project is expected to cost around £36m, and will involve construction of a new four-storey 95,000ft² office building.

The proposed development is expected to have a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating and could replace up to 13 existing offices, thus bringing down accommodation and carbon footprint for the council.

The project is in line with Conwy County Borough Council's wider strategy aimed at regeneration of the Colwyn Bay town centre.

Public consultation for the new project has been scheduled to take place early next year, following which planning application for the scheme will be submitted before the council, Muse said.

"This exciting project … will help the Council to operate more efficiently, reduce its carbon footprint and act as a catalyst for the wider regeneration of Colwyn Bay town centre."

Muse Developments development director Wes Erlam said: "We're delighted to be chosen for this exciting project that will help the Council to operate more efficiently, reduce its carbon footprint and act as a catalyst for the wider regeneration of Colwyn Bay town centre.

"We have an extensive track record of delivering similar successful schemes, and we're looking forward to working closely with the Council to deliver an exceptional development for the benefit of the town and its residents."

Earlier this month, Muse Developments, which operates as the urban regeneration unit under Morgan Sindall, has received planning approval for cinema and restaurant scheme in Doncaster's Civic and Cultural Quarter (CCQ).

The scheme has been planned to offer 8,000ft², 984-seat cinema along with 17,000ft² of high-quality family restaurants in the UK city.


Image: First phase of the project will lead to a new four-storied 95,000ft² office building development. Photo: courtesy of Muse Developments.