Quadrant House officially reopens
Today the Chairman of the Council, Councillor Jackie Wren and Business Account Manager, Izzy Pompova from Coast to Capital, opened the transformed Quadrant House in Caterham.
Following a £4.9 million investment, with grant funding from Coast to Capital, Quadrant House is now more environmentally friendly, with improved insulation, upgraded windows and energy efficient heating and cooling equipment to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
The living wall makes the road more environmentally sustainable, encouraging biodiversity and improving air quality. It also makes the high street more attractive and Quadrant House a much more interesting building to visit, whether for business or leisure.
The architects, project managers and contractors who brought the Council’s vision to life were also at the launch along with many local, successful and thriving businesses, councillors and the Business Improvement District (BID) Manager, Sue McGeown.
This is just one part of our Caterham plan to rejuvenate the local economy and town centre. The next phase, working with Surrey County Council and Caterham BID, will increase the environmental benefits and attractiveness of Croydon Road. This includes planting more greenery and rain gardens and implementing safety improvements for pedestrians and cyclists.
We are waiting for a government decision about our £8.5 million levelling up bid to further improve the area.
This clearly shows how committed the Council is to making Caterham a vibrant commercial and community hub, tailored to needs of the local community, to visitors and to investors now and in the future.