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JonesHargreaves lead revamp plans for Basingstoke plaza


JonesHargreaves lead revamp plans for Basingstoke plaza

Detailed designs showing how the £15million redevelopment of Churchill Plaza in the centre of Basingstoke will look have been released. Improvements to the glass building towers will see the reception double in height and a complete overhaul of the building’s electrical systems take place. Changes proposed by Building Consultancy and Architects Jones Hargreaves will also see the design to the interior of the landmark offices modernised, as well as refurbishments to the lifts and heating.

Project manager Peter Hargreaves said: “Jones Hargreaves are delighted to be involved with the redevelopment of this iconic building in the heart as Basingstoke. Our proposals seek to improve public realm and connectivity with the town centre and new John Lewis Development. The new reception improves the arrival experience and responds to the strong building geometry, creating a modern office environment attracting top corporate tenants.”

A planning application is expected to be submitted in the next few months by Tosca Fund, who purchased the landmark building in Basing View last August. If approved, work is expected to start early next year on the offices, which are currently occupied by Barclays. The site sits directly next to the upcoming John Lewis at Home and Waitrose Basingstoke store, with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council welcoming the added investment spent on the area.

Cllr John Izett, cabinet member for finance and resources, said: “Churchill Plaza is a landmark office building and it is very encouraging that the message about how good the business opportunities increasingly are in Basingstoke is being recognised by major investors. As a council we very much welcome this significant investment into the borough. This investment is also good news for Basing View and our town centre retailers. We welcome the new owners of Churchill Plaza to Basingstoke and look forward to working with them”. Original story published here.