Viridor is relocating its Taunton head office operations to a redeveloped site in Firepool, which is set to become the new commercial heart of the town.
Led by St Modwen, a regeneration specialist, the £270m regenerated site will boast a 21,950sq ft headquarter office building at the 12-acre mixed-use site. It is a part of a £1bn programme to regenerate Taunton’s town centre.
Viridor is scheduled to move into its new home in summer 2012. Estate manager Gareth Griffith said: “Moving to new head office accommodation is an important step in meeting the future needs of the business within a top-quality development. It is part of our programme to upgrade support facilities throughout the UK, and follows recent moves into new regional offices in Kent and Taunton.”
Project Taunton project director Ian Franklin added: “The announcement that Viridor has signed to be the first tenant at Firepool signals a confidence in Taunton and the beginning of some significant milestones in the coming months.”