Designs reveal multi-million pound transformation of Isle campus at Wisbech

THE public have scrutinised designs for the multi-million pound transformation of the Isle campus in Wisbech - featuring a new regional headquarters for the county council.

The �11.5million project - the biggest single investment at the site since the 60s - will include a new technology block for students and a special engineering training centre.

But the other part of the investment will see a �6.5million building for Cambridgeshire County Council’s frontline and backroom services, accommodating around 240 staff.

These plans were layed out for public inspection at the Isle campus last Wednesday and a planning application for the development is set to follow.

The new council offices - with open plan office space and meeting rooms - are expected to allow for “significant efficiency savings by bringing a number of services under one roof”.

Cambridgeshire County Councillor Steve Count, Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources, said: “This project is a major development in Wisbech which will have benefits for the whole community.

The investment in the new engineering block will make a huge difference to generations of future engineers while the new council office will help us generate significant savings in the future.

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“If the plans are approved we hope to start work on this new facility in the autumn 2011 ready for it to be ready to make a difference to people’s lives in the winter 2012/13.”

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