Developers pressing ahead with Chalfont St Peter offices

Posted on by John Cronin

Developers are pressing ahead with an approved development of offices in Chalfont St Peter despite concerns from residents.

chiltern park officesBarwood Developments are scheduled to start construction works in June on new office blocks at their Chiltern Park scheme (pictured) in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire. Despite being granted full planning permission for the revised scheme at the end of March, local residents are still voicing concern about the development.

Local resident Phillipa Yates has expressed concern about increased traffic in the vicinity and also says: “There’s also no guarantee that it will benefit the economy of Chalfont St Peter. It feels like the views of residents haven’t been considered.”

A local action group called Sense 4 CSP had previously organised an unsuccessful campaign to attempt to block the development by encouraging residents to write letters of objection.

A 31,500 sq ft office block, known as Europa House, has already been completed and has been occupied by RWS Group since January 2011. The firm relocated over 250 staff from other offices in Gerrards Cross and London.

A further 3 office buildings are set to built on the Chiltern Park site. Pre-let agreements have been secured for 2 buildings with light manufacturer Zumbotel and imports company Rhone Products.

The 3 new buildings will offer total floor space amounting to just under 43,000 sq ft. This figure is approximately 700 sq ft less than the original plans for 2 new buildings. Two of the new buildings are expected to achieve BREEAM ratings of “Excellent” and the other a rating of “Very Good”.

The new offices are expected to be completed by June, 2012.

Barwood Developments have been advised by planning consultants PRC Group.

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