Boden Group has won a new contract to manage the building facilities at North Devon Enterprise, Devon County Council's flagship development of high-quality office and collaboration space for business start-ups and SMEs.
The Barnstaple-based company will deliver a system of planned preventative maintenance to guarantee the safety and compliance of the building's heating, electrical distribution, fire and security and CCTV systems, plus specialist measures on legionella, air conditioning and F-gas systems.
The environmentally sustainable building meets the BREEAM 'Excellent' status with an overall reduction of 25 per cent on its carbon emissions. The building’s energy-efficient lighting, natural daylight compensation and enhanced insulation coupled with electricity produced from a solar PV system dramatically reduce its overall running costs.
Keith Bright, Boden Group's operations director, said: “Boden is committed to supporting the community from which our own business has grown, and the enterprise centre gives us a great opportunity to do this."
Construction of the Node building on Devon County Council's Roundswell Enterprise Park was completed in January, and has space for 37 small and medium offices, a coworking space for up to 50 people and several meeting rooms. It is intended to boost the local economy and create jobs in Torridge and North Devon by supporting potential high-growth and start-up businesses.
Julian Dymond, community manager at TownSq, the company that will be operating the centre, said: “Boden Group have an excellent reputation due to the strong standards they place in their work. I'm looking forward to working with them again as they help us to turn Node into a thriving space for start-ups and small businesses."
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