Manse Opus and Cadent celebrate the topping out of Cadent’s new premises at Prospero Ansty Park

The construction of Cadent’s new 90,000 sq ft facility at Prospero Ansty Park hit a huge milestone last month as the key leaders involved in the project came together to celebrate the topping out ceremony.

The bespoke office is being developed by Manse Opus on behalf of Cadent Gas and will be ready for occupation early in 2022.

Cadent and Manse Opus were joined by some of Coventry’s local councillors, including MP for Rugby and Bulkington, Mark Pawsey, to celebrate the milestone in the sunshine. To commemorate the occasion, Mark did the honours of laying the final flag on the roof terrace in the presence of Cadent’s CEO Steve Fraser and Joint Managing Director of Manse Opus, Richard Smith.

The development, which is currently being constructed by McLaren, has been funded by the Lime Property Fund, managed by Aviva Investors, and will, for the first time, enable Cadent, to bring many of its functions under one roof by relocating colleagues across from Hinckley, Coventry and Leicester.

Richard Smith, Managing Director of Manse Opus commented: “I was thrilled to be a part of the topping out ceremony at Cadent’s new offices at Prospero Ansty Park. Manse Opus are working hard to deliver the scheme for our newest occupiers as they seek a future-proofed and sustainable facility to modernise their operations and offer flexible working hours for their workforce.”

Mark Pawsey, MP for Rugby and Bulkington, commented: “I was delighted to lay the flag to mark the ‘topping out’ of Cadent’s new hub. Cadent’s work on decarbonisation, in particular on hydrogen, mean they are exactly the sort of innovative and leading business we want to attract to the Ansty Park site. It’s great to be able to welcome Cadent to Rugby and I very much look forward to joining them at their opening next year.”

Steve Fraser, Chief Executive of Cadent, commented: ““This amazing new building will help Cadent to deliver another milestone in our business transformation journey to create more collaborative and sustainable operations, under one roof. Here we have an environmentally-friendly build, with state-of-the-art equipment that will bring to life our new ways of working.

“The project team and construction partners have done a great job of helping us to realise our vision for the site. And we couldn’t have chosen a better location, surrounded by some of the most innovative UK and world-leading companies. We’re looking forward to moving in and completing another momentous business milestone.”

Set in 196 acres, with an end capacity of over 2,300,000 sq.ft of business space, Prospero Ansty Park is one of the newest and most significant business parks in the country with easy access to the regional motorway routes. The Park is located six miles from Coventry City Centre and is already home to major occupiers including MTC, Meggitt, Rolls-Royce, Sainsbury’s who have chosen The Park as their central location for business operations and/or headquarters. The success of The Park to date is confirmation of the superior location and existing established infrastructure.