New Chippenham HQ for Good Energy

By Ben Carey on March 03, 2019

A Chippenham based power company has been given the go-ahead to create a brand-new headquarters facility in the town.

Good Energy, which prides itself on offering customers 100% renewable energy, has been awarded planning permission by Wiltshire Council’s strategic planning committee.

The approval will allow the company to finalise its plans for a new purpose-built, sustainable headquarters at Sadlers Mead adjacent to Chippenham railway station.

Sustainability will be at the heart of the new development with solar panels, battery storage and electric vehicle charging points all planned. Extra desk space will also allow for future growth and expansion.

Fran Woodward, Good Energy’s Director of People and Culture, said, “This positive decision means we can commit to Chippenham for the long-term. The planned investment will allow us to grow as a company, while creating a modern and energy efficient building. Having supported the growth of renewable energy in the UK for years, we are excited to develop a building which truly reflects our values.”

Good Energy has been based in Chippenham for the past 20 years and currently employs over 300 people in the town.

The application was joint submitted late last year with Wiltshire Council and includes Council plans for a new car park.

Construction on the building will start this year and is expected to be completed in 2020.