Workers are pressing ahead with the new £2.4 m retail and office development on the Queen’s Head pub site in Mansfield town centre.
The major steel work is now in place and the roof is ready to be placed on top of the stunning new building, which the district council says will help to create a ‘vital gateway and attractive pedestrian route’ into the heart of the town centre from the recently-opened new bus station.
The building, which is expected to be completed by late September 2013, will be owned and managed by Mansfield District Council and will be rented out to commercial and retail businesses.
The building will be the first new development to be built in Mansfield town centre for nearly 15 years, and is described by the council as being in a ‘prime location’ that will show Mansfield is ‘open for business’.
They predict that up to 10,000 people, many using the bus station, will pass by the development daily.
It is also set to be the first office building in Mansfield town centre to achieve an excellent BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) rating and will incorporate green technologies, such as solar panels, a green roof and energy efficient lighting.
The scheme has been funded by a £867,567 European Regional Development Fund grant and £1.92m of the council’s own capital funds.