Muse wins planning for Doncaster civic offices

Aaron Morby 14 years ago
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Morgan Sindall’s development arm Muse has got the go ahead  for a key element of Doncaster’s £300m civic and cultural quarter.

The council approved plans to build new civic offices, which are at the heart of the ambitious regeneration plan to transform the Waterdale area of the Yorkshire town.

Construction of the civic offices is due to start by the end of the year and should take two years to complete.

The five-storey, 160,000 sq ft offices will house most of the council’s town centre services on one central site and become home to about 1,400 council staff.

The building features a glass-fronted council chamber that will overlook a new civic square.

The civic offices form part of the first phase of the Waterdale project, which also includes plans for a theatre.

A detailed planning application for Doncaster’s performance venue should be submitted for consideration in the coming months.

Dan Needham, development director at Muse Developments, said: “The granting of planning consent is another major step forward for the scheme.

“When complete, it will act as a catalyst for the ongoing regeneration of the wider Waterdale area by allowing the redevelopment of the vacated office buildings in future phases.”

The Waterdale  regeneration project is supported financially by both Central Government and the European Union, through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme.

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