Developer Fore Partnership has appointed us as the main contractor for what is aiming to be the Scottish city’s most sustainable office development.
The £23m contract is for Cadworks, a 96,000-square-foot development in the city centre. Cadworks is targeting a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ and an EPC ‘A’ rating. It is also seeking to offer the city’s most comprehensive facilities for cyclists, including what is said to be the country’s only cycle-in access ramp. The scheme has also been awarded a WiredScore ‘Platinum’ accolade for its connectivity. The Fore philosophy is to place sustainability and the well-being of tenants at the heart of a buildings
Tenants will be able to download a Cadworks app, which gives access to amenities at the building. Fore has also established a partnership with social enterprise Soul Riders, which repairs unwanted bicycles as part an effort to increase bike use to help people access jobs, and improve well-being.
Fore Managing Director, Basil Demeroutis, said: “The appointment of Bowmer + Kirkland signals our readiness to start on site and deliver our flagship Scottish development. Cadworks will embody our vision of creating a new way of designing commercial space, one where social responsibility and ethics can be powerful drivers of returns on investment.”
B+K Regional Director, Alan Johansen, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed as main contractor for a building that will not only meet the urgent demand for top-quality city centre space, but will also be the country’s most sustainable.”
Cadworks is due for completion in the second quarter of 2021.