Green light for Zurich Insurance Swindon headquarters
Skanska will construct a new 9,000m² office building for Zurich Insurance, forming a part of the of the Swindon Kimmerfields masterplan.
The site is located on a long-vacant, cleared development plot in Swindon town centre. The project is aiming to achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ on completion.
Steve Holbrook, Managing Director for Skanska’s Building Operations, said: “We are delighted to welcome Zurich as a customer, and to be part of their ongoing relationship with Swindon.
“Our innovative approach enables us to deliver better and more effective projects for customers and we look forward to working with our customer to achieve this on this construction project.”
John Keppel, Chief Operating Officer for Zurich UK, said: “We’re delighted that construction work will soon be underway on Zurich’s new premises in Swindon where we enjoy a long history as one of the town’s most prominent employers. We’re pleased to be playing an important role in the ongoing regeneration of the town centre and providing employees with workplace facilities to enhance their health and wellbeing.
“In partnership with Skanska, we are working to achieve the highest environmental standards with initiatives including no single use plastics, minimal waste and extra facilities for cyclists.”