Sadlers Mead car parking consultation today
This proposal provides an opportunity to retain Good Energy in Chippenham, kick-start the regeneration of the railway station area, and provide additional car parking in an area where a shortage has been identifiedPauline Church, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Salisbury Recovery
A public consultation drop in event for Phase 2 of the Chippenham Station Hub Project takes place today (25 July).
Phase 1, which is being led by Great Western Railway, includes improvements to the station booking hall, café, forecourt, and station accessibility. The improvements to the booking hall and café were completed earlier this year.
Phase 2 which is being led by Wiltshire Council, in partnership with Good Energy, includes proposals for developing a modern office and multi-level car park on the Sadlers Mead (Olympiad) car park site.
Today's consultation event takes place between 1pm until 7pm at Wiltshire Council's Monkton Park offices (Chippenham SN15 1ER), and all are welcome to attend.
In addition to increasing car parking provision, the site offers Good Energy an opportunity to develop a new HQ premises; enabling them to remain as a major employer in Chippenham. The development of the new headquarters is part of the new strategic direction for Good Energy. Their work on innovation in the energy market, means that they need to attract the right talent to Chippenham and the new HQ is key to that.
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All designs and plans will also be available to view at the consultation event and all proposals will be subject to the usual planning process.
Francoise Woodward, People and Culture Director at Good Energy said: "We are delighted to be able to progress plans for Good Energy's new HQ. This will provide our people with a fantastic, highly sustainable workplace and will help us to attract people and investment into Chippenham"
Pauline Church, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Salisbury Recovery said; "Wiltshire Council recognises the strategic importance of high value businesses to the economy and community and invests resource into close working to help ensure their ongoing presence and growth. This proposal provides an opportunity to retain Good Energy in Chippenham, kick-start the regeneration of the railway station area, and provide additional car parking in an area where a shortage has been identified."
John Mortimer, chair of the SWLEP said: "We have committed to investing £16m in the refurbishment of Chippenham Railway station; which has enabled a potential further £18m of private match funding. This investment will enhance the station facilities and the development of surrounding land for improved car parking, commercial property and residential property."