EDDC Knowle offices…no need to relocate? | Save Our Sidmouth
This is what the 1970′s offices look like today, set in the pleasant surroundings of the historic Knowle parkland.
(See April 25th 2013 post Getting to know the Knowle | Save Our Sidmouth on SOS website) .
Local resident, Robin, Fuller, sent these comments, with the photos. knowle officers lt
EDDC claim to require 3353m2 of floorspace for their new offices and Council Chamber. My estimates suggest the potential floorspace which could be provided by the 1970s offices at Knowle plus the Council Chamber in the older part of Knowle would amount to 3290m2. This 63m2 shortfall – the size of a large sitting room – would amount to just 2% less than they say is required.
EDDC want space for 250 desks. This would require 1125 m2 of floorspace under Health and Safety Executive recommendations. But 2630m2 of office space is already available within the 1970s office buildings – more than double what is required.
[See also Futures Forum: "A truly green alternative to EDDC's proposal"]