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Environment and health team set for move to energy efficient property

Written by Peter Davison on .

Bewley HouseBewley HouseA team from leading international engineering, design and consultancy company Ramboll will be joining the Chippenham business community with a move to the town’s Bewley House.

Ramboll will be moving its Wiltshire office, currently located in Box, to the town centre office building this summer, joining the likes of the National Caravan Council and the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

Founded in Denmark in 1945, Ramboll has more than 300 offices globally and is one of the world’s leading engineering, design and consultancy companies. 

The firm works across an array of sectors including buildings, transport, environment and health, water, energy and management consulting.

Its globally recognised environment and health practice employs 2,100 expert scientists and engineers, including 300 in 12 offices in the UK.

Lindsay Holdoway, managing director of HPH Commercial Property, which owns and manages Bewley House, said: “We are very pleased to be welcoming such a globally recognised company to the Chippenham business community this summer.

"Ramboll will join a diverse range of organisations that already enjoy the benefits of operating from Bewley House.

“We have recently invested in the property to maximise its potential, creating desirable office environments that are modern, energy efficient and offer excellent broadband connections.”

HPH is in the process of carrying out an extensive refurbishment of Bewley House bringing it up to modern office standards and improving its efficiency. The second floor, which is to be let by Ramboll, was recently given an energy performance certificate rating B.

Bewley House boasts an array of green credentials including LED energy efficient lighting, intelligent lighting in stairwells, high performance window film, electric vehicle charging points and an efficient heating system with remote monitoring and access.

Last year HPH were able to reduce the building’s carbon footprint by more than 25 percent year on year.

James Gregory, partner at property agents Alder King, said Chippenham is a growing town and is becoming a more attractive offer to businesses in the region.

“There is a limited availability of good quality office stock in Chippenham, but Bewley House in the town centre offers one of the best opportunities.

“The office accommodation at Bewley House is excellent and there is a wealth of additional benefits over and above the well refurbished offices.

"HPH takes a very hands-on approach to the smooth running of Bewley House and this ensures that day to day management costs are kept as low as possible as well as being highly sustainable and environmentally friendly.”

Ramboll has taken a five-year lease of 2,695sq.ft at Bewley House. Alder King acted on behalf of HPH, and Colliers International represented Ramboll.