Construction of 90,000 sq ft facility for gas company cadent hits milestone

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The construction of Cadent’s 90,000 sq ft facility at Prospero Ansty Park hit a milestone this month as the key leaders involved in the project celebrated the topping out ceremony.

The bespoke office is being developed by Manse Opus on behalf of Cadent Gas and will be ready for occupation early in 2022.

The development, which is currently being constructed by McLaren, has been funded by the Lime Property Fund, managed by Aviva Investors, and will enable Cadent, to bring many of its functions under one roof by relocating colleagues across from Hinckley, Coventry and Leicester.

Steve Fraser, chief executive of Cadent, said: ““This amazing new building will help Cadent to deliver another milestone in our business transformation journey to create more collaborative and sustainable operations, under one roof. Here we have an environmentally-friendly build, with state-of-the-art equipment that will bring to life our new ways of working.

“The project team and construction partners have done a great job of helping us to realise our vision for the site. And we couldn’t have chosen a better location, surrounded by some of the most innovative UK and world-leading companies. We’re looking forward to moving in and completing another momentous business milestone.”

Richard Smith, managing director of Manse Opus, said: “I was thrilled to be a part of the topping out ceremony at Cadent’s new offices at Prospero Ansty Park. Manse Opus are working hard to deliver the scheme for our newest occupiers as they seek a future-proofed and sustainable facility to modernise their operations and offer flexible working hours for their workforce.”

Mark Pawsey, MP for Rugby and Bulkington, said: “I was delighted to lay the flag to mark the ‘topping out’ of Cadent’s new hub. Cadent’s work on decarbonisation, in particular on hydrogen, mean they are exactly the sort of innovative and leading business we want to attract to the Ansty Park site. It’s great to be able to welcome Cadent to Rugby and I very much look forward to joining them at their opening next year.”

Prospero Ansty Park is located six miles from Coventry city centre and is already home to major occupiers including MTC, Meggitt, Rolls-Royce and Sainsbury’s.