UK Coal has submitted revised plans for its 740-acre development at Waverley in South Yorkshire, to include its plans for a 600,000 sq ft government campus.
UK Coal is working with Yorkshire Forward and government campus specialist, Helical Governetz, on the government space.
The initial plans, submitted to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council in August, only detailed around 100,000 sq ft of offices as well as 4,000 homes.
However the new proposals include 600,000 sq ft for the Highfield commercial project on the site, which will be targeted towards government occupiers and associated businesses.
Mike Slade, chief executive of Helical Bar, said: ‘We want to ensure South Yorkshire continues to benefit from Government relocation and believe Waverley has all the ingredients which will attract them and provide a property offer which will enable Government to achieve efficiency savings and locate into highly sustainable, flexible office space.’
Tim Love, development director for Harworth Estates, UK Coal’s property arm, said: ‘The revised proposals are more consistent with the high quality environment we are looking to achieve at Waverley and provide different functions of Government the opportunity to relocate to a dedicated campus which forms part of a much bigger regeneration project.’
Work could start next year if planning is granted for the overall development. The entire development is expected to take around 20 years.