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Government Property Agency Completes 2 Ruskin Square in Croydon

Government Property Agency Completes 2 Ruskin Square in Croydon
31 May 2023
 

A new government hub in Croydon that will house over 5,000 civil servants has reached practical completion.

The new site at 2 Ruskin Square will enable the Home Office to migrate from three current locations in Croydon to the building in the summer of 2024. The building sits alongside One Ruskin Square, HM Revenue & Customs' (HMRC) regional centre which opened in 2017.

The Government Property Agency (GPA) will now take on the lease and work with Wates Smartspace to fit-out and complete the building.

 

BREEAM Outstanding rated and Powered by Renewable Energy

 

The building is rated BREEAM Outstanding and features fully decarbonised power and all electricity procured from renewable sources. Once complete, the site will offer a flexible working space with refreshment hubs, home zones and meeting rooms.

 

Relocating Civil Service Roles Out of London

 

This project is part of the government’s plans to relocate 22,000 government roles out of London by 2030. In March 2023, Fletton Quays in Peterborough opened to house over 1,000 staff from several departments and government bodies, including the Home Office and DEFRA.

Further developments will follow in 17 locations throughout the UK including; Glasgow, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester.

Home Office Permanent Secretary Matthew Rycroft said: “This is an exciting step towards the completion of the new Home Office Croydon Hub. The site will play a major role in our work to keep the country safe, secure and prosperous. It will provide a modern space that is sustainable and which offers a collaborative and enjoyable working environment. 

“I would like to thank all those who are working hard to make this innovative building a reality. I very much look forward to its completion next year.”

Picture: a photograph of the exterior of the new property in Croydon. Image Credit: GPA

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 31 May 2023

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