BAM Construction is to build a £6.5 million office block at the rapidly expanding Plymouth Science Park.
The contractor, which has offices in Exeter, will deliver the 2,500 sq m state-of-the-art building as phase five of Plymouth Science Park.
As well as forming a key landmark at the front of the site, the three-storey building will provide high quality facilities for science and technology businesses.
It will feature modern, comfortable office space; state-of-the-art technology; and communal spaces designed to foster collaboration.
Sustainability measures will include solar panels on the roof, rainwater harvesting, natural ventilation and high-performance wall insulation panels.
BAM will work with local labour and apprentices, as well as aiming to provide opportunities to subcontractors in the area.
HLM are the architects; Hydrock the structural and civil engineers; and Hulley & Kirkwood the services engineers.
By working closely with local planning officers and using a steel frame with Euroclad Vieo cladding, BAM has knocked 10 weeks off the overall build programme.
Use of hi-tech building information modelling will also help smooth the construction process, as well as providing a user-friendly digital handover for asset management.