ISG selected as contractor for UK government hub in Cardiff

UK contractor ISG has been selected to build an office hub for the UK government in Cardiff’s Central Square.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is delivering the hub on behalf of the government and will be its largest occupant. ISG will work with developer Rightacres on reconfiguring the unused site, which is located close to the entrance of the Central Station.

The 12-storey building will centralise regional HMRC teams and employees from other government departments.

The building, which will contain 266,000 sq ft of mainly open-plan space, is part a programme to reshape the HMRC’s estate, reducing the government’s building portfolio to 200 from 800 by 2023. As part of the programme, 170 offices will be consolidated into 13 regional hubs, one of which will be the Cardiff development.

Zoe Price, ISG’s group director for public sector frameworks, said: "With 12 of the 13 regional HMRC hubs occupying new build structures, HMRC has seized the opportunity to engage with its framework partners at an early stage to optimise outcomes.

"The use of a framework procurement pathway has provided the time and space for contractors to work together collaboratively on initiatives and measures to add value, enhance efficiencies in overall delivery programmes and maximise social value outcomes for local communities."

Work on the project will start in early 2020, with HMRC hoping to begin work in the building in November 2020.

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