The new head office will play a significant role in Home Group’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. Not only will be the building adhere to the latest sustainable practices, the relocation from North Tyneside to Newcastle City Centre will reduce the organisation’s environmental impact in other ways.
“We are working up a range of plans and offers to encourage colleagues to move to more sustainable modes of transport as part of our move, something we are receiving excellent support with from the transport team at Newcastle City Council.”
The building is also expected to bring significant economic value to the city. Conservative analysis suggests that an additional 700 employees will boost Newcastle’s daytime and evening economies by close to £2m per year. The build is also expected to support an estimated 400 construction and supply chain jobs during project, bringing around £24m per year to the region.
A key part of the new head office will be to act as a support hub for the city’s voluntary sector. Although the plans are still to be finalised, the goal is to provide spaces which promote enablement, collaboration and innovation in the voluntary sector.
The 22-month development is expected to be completed by early summer 2022.