The Newcastle team has moved from its 19th century Georgian office building on Pilgrim Street, formerly the home of Lamb and Edge (and subsequently GVA Grimley) to one of Newcastle's most prestigious office developments immediately to the south of the Central station.
Mike Cuthbertson, Regional Senior Director, GVA commented, " Central Square on Forth Street, Newcastle is an exemplar office building in terms of green credentials, specification and design which we feel are in tune with GVA's own corporate ethos."
The former post office sorting depot building, originally constructed in 1934, was substantially redeveloped in 1999 to a BREEAM Excellent standard, winning the RICS award for Sustainability and Regeneration.
GVA occupy 7,300 sq ft on the top floor of the building which currently accommodates 50 staff but offers potential to accommodate future growth in employment numbers. The new space has been designed to provide intelligent meeting and staff zones whilst offering a new platform for the refreshed GVA brand and client experience.
GVA's Building team managed all aspects of the concept design and space planning through to construction management and delivery, including all furniture and move management solutions resulting in no loss of business continuity.
Stephen Tones, who managed the project commented, " The project has achieved the highest Gold Rating and was undertaken in conjunction with GVA's in house sustainability team."
Michael Cuthbertson, Senior Regional Director, GVA