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Ben Parkinson
Ben Parkinson
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  • 04th October 2012

Eco-friendly business centre opens in West Sussex

Councillor Myles Cullen, deputy leader of the Chichester District Council and Cabinet Member for Economy, Property and Tourism, has officially opened a new environmentally-friendly business centre on the outskirts of Chichester.


The purpose built property – commissioned by owners Simon and Philip Renwick - boasts a comprehensive range of energy saving features, with an ‘A rated’ Energy Performance Certificate and carbon rating of almost 0%.


Both owners were present for the grand opening yesterday, with guests (including a number of private business centre owners) encouraged to discuss designs with the architect and tour the landscaped grounds.


Whilst employees will be encouraged to commute by bike, the centre offers quick road access from its countryside surroundings to both Chichester and Petersfield. The property is ventilated by a state-of-the-art MVHR system that pumps fresh countryside air directly through the serviced office suites. Extensive solar panel coverage generates 30 kW of energy to help reduce traditional energy usage and utility costs.


Eco-friendly features aside, this centre maintains a comprehensive IT and communications system, with 30mb broadband offered free throughout the length of tenancy and multi-media facilities in conference and communal areas.


Jon Posener, Chief Operating Officer of Search Office Space, said: “With the Estates Gazette Office Summit only a few weeks’ away, greener properties are climbing the agenda and our consultants are on the lookout for the latest developments from independent centres.”


“What impressed me most about this centre were both the focus on employee welfare, and the reduction in utility costs such eco-friendly measures can bring.”