Construction begins on £700,000 Work Hub in Sible Hedingham

Construction has begun on Sible Hedingham’s new Work Hub. The new facility is being built by developer Bloor Homes at a cost of more than £700,000 next to its Earl’s Garden development off Swan Street.

17/03/2017 - General

The two-storey building will provide 282 square metres of office and meeting space for use by local employers.
It will comprise six offices, a shared meeting room and communal seating, as well as parking spaces for 11 cars, eight bicycles and one motorcycle.
A new vehicular access will be created between the car park and the Earl’s Garden development.
Work on the new building is expected to be completed by October, and the facility will be handed over to Braintree District Council.
The Work Hub is being provided by Bloor Homes as part of a Section 106 planning agreement with the council for the 193-home Earl’s Garden development.
Jaimie Wragg, Design and Technical Director for Bloor Homes Eastern, said: “We’re delighted to have started building the new Work Hub, which will provide valuable office and meeting space for local businesses and organisations.
“Whilst the Work Hub will have its own distinct identity befitting its use as a commercial building, it has been designed to be very much in keeping with its residential surroundings, and will feature red brickwork and white render similar to those used in the construction of the homes at Earl’s Garden.
“At a cost of more than £700,000, the new Work Hub represents a significant financial investment in the infrastructure of Sible Hedingham, and demonstrates our continued commitment to supporting the community in the village.”
Bloor Homes has also begun work on creating a new footpath and cycle link through the Earl’s Garden development, which will connect with the existing path which follows the River Colne.
Last year, a series of sculptures and waymarkers commissioned by Bloor Homes to celebrate the industrial heritage of Sible Hedingham, were unveiled on the public open space at the development.
Bloor Homes is also contributing £20,000 towards the refurbishment of the former Natwest Bank building on Swan Street.