A NEW £10 million office complex is set to be built in Bodmin to house 350 local government workers.
Cornwall Council is expected to approve the scheme at the Beacon Technology Park next week.
When completed, up to 675 members of staff could be transferred to the site, more than the number currently working in New County Hall in Truro. The new building could be in place within two years and may become Cornwall Council’s administrative centre for the east of Cornwall.
The news is seen as a boost for the town’s economy and it is hoped new business development will be attracted to the park as a result.
It has remained redundant since the former South West Regional Development Agency launched the park seven years ago, with no businesses willing to move to the site.
Chris Wilkes, Bodmin Chamber of Commerce chairman and a member of the Better Bodmin business forum involved in regenerating the town, said with hundreds of workers moving to the technology park, businesses were sure to follow.
“It is fantastic news for the town and for the redevelopment of the site. Satellite business will now be moving there and that in turn could create the capacity for the leisure facilities envisaged in the proposals for Foster Hall.”
Cornwall Council’s Cabinet members who meet on Wednesday have been recommended to give the initial £10 million project the green light.
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