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Filwood Green Business Park: Work begins on project

Filwood Green Business Park Image copyright Bristol City Council
Image caption The park has gained a Breeam outstanding certificate for its green credentials

Work has started on a £11.6m business park in Bristol that could support 350 jobs and be one of the most energy efficient in the South West.

Filwood Green Business Park, in Knowle West, will provide 3,716 sqm (40,000 sq ft) of workshop and office space for small businesses and hot-desk use.

The park includes a wetland ecology area, electric vehicle charging points and will produce 20% of its energy.

Part-funded by Bristol City Council, it is due to open in February 2015.

The development has already gained a Breeam outstanding certificate for its green credentials, the highest possible environmental rating.

'Raises the bar'

Bristol mayor, George Ferguson, said it was a "leading project in the regeneration of south Bristol".

"It's testament to the environmental excellence of this project that even before the first turf has been cut it has been judged as outstanding by Breeam."

The development also forms part of wider plans to regenerate Filwood Park, which includes a new public park and up to 150 new and affordable homes.

David Warburton, from the Homes and Communities Agency which owns the land, said the jobs and new development will make a "big difference to the city".

"This is a vitally important project for south Bristol which will raise the bar for the standard of development that will follow it at Filwood Park," he said.

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