A local MP has welcomed a multimillion pound new office development as “another vote of confidence” in Solihull borough after visiting the site of Interserve’s new regional hub, currently under construction at the Elmdon Trading Estate near Birmingham International Airport.
Due to open in early 2018, ‘Ingenuity House’ will allow Interserve to consolidate its operations throughout the West Midlands into one ‘hub’, bringing together 1,200 people currently spread across four offices in the region. The 12,000 sq m, five-storey building will replace a recently demolished unoccupied four-storey office block which formerly occupied the site.
Dame Caroline Spelman said: “I am delighted to welcome Interserve to Solihull Borough- which serves as another vote of confidence in our region.
“As one of the world’s leading support services and construction companies, I hope that in the future Interserve will be able to be able to draw on local talent that is available to them in Solihull and play a leading role as the newest stakeholder in our community”.
“An innovative and environmentally conscious design, I look forward to visiting again when the hub is open for business!”
The name ‘Ingenuity House’ was selected from a competition for Interserve staff, the winners of which buried a time capsule at the site to mark the occasion.
The building has been designed by architects Sheppard Robson, and will aim to achieve a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) ‘Excellent’ rating. This mirrors the ambition of Interserve’s ‘SustainAbilities’ plan and the company’s drive to create a collaborative and modern working environment for staff.