A NEW office development has been launched in Basing View.

The new 45,000 sq ft Grade A office, named Neon, has been designed to deliver high quality, energy efficient and flexible office space to meet BREEAM Excellent and EPC A standards.

The five-storey building includes a double height atrium and ground floor business lounge and is located a short walk from Basingstoke train station and the town centre.

To encourage sustainable travel to work, the Neon building will be equipped with showers, changing and drying facilities and an adjacent three-storey car park will have electric charging points and 57 cycle spaces.

Located within the Basing View Enterprise Zone, businesses moving here will also be able to enjoy business rates relief of up to £275,000 over five years.

Cabinet member for regeneration and property at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Councillor John Izett said: "This announcement marks another boost to Basing View’s resurgence as an office market.

“It also demonstrates once again the power of the partnership between the council and the LEP in bringing forward new office supply so we can maintain the important pipeline in Basingstoke for growing companies already in the borough and those looking to set up here.

“As a council that is committed to tackling climate change, I would highlight the objective for Neon of achieving a high green efficiency and sustainability standard.”

A planning application is due to be submitted this autumn and the building could be available for occupation in mid 2021. Basingstoke agents BDT and Thames Valley based RARE have been appointed to market the pre-let opportunity.

If granted the Neon building will replace Norden House, an outdated two-storey office building, which was purchased by the council last year for re-development, with funding from the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership.