Plans for BAE Systems to build a new two-storey facility at their Barrow site have been given the green light.
On Friday (December 15) Westmorland and Furness Council approved plans to build the new two-storey building on Bridge Road to provide a business support facility, office accommodation and welfare provisions.
According to planning documents, the new building will have a floor space of 1,901 square metres and will ‘support BAE with their ongoing works’. The design and access statement says: “The proposal is a two-storey building with a flat roof. The building is laid out to maximise the useable floor space of the site, sandwiched between the existing buildings, whilst maintaining vehicle access.
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“The module colours proposed will tie the proposed building into the existing site and will similarly match some of the existing adjacent buildings on site, thus creating a coherence to the street scene.”
The proposed development involves the loss of car parking on the site but will be offset by available spaces provided by the South gate car park located a short distance from the site. Planning documents state the building will be constructed off-site in a bid to provide ‘minimal’ disruption to the existing facilities and will use 67 per cent less energy than an equivalent traditional built project of the same size.
Westmorland and Furness Council approved the application on Friday (December 15).
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