Willmott Dixon has partnered with North Tyneside Council to build a sustainable transport hub in North Shields.
The facility will be a hub for all bus services in town and link with cycling infrastructure to encourage cleaner forms of transport around the area.
The Council aims for the new site to become the first net zero building in North Tyneside, which Willmott Dixon plans to achieve through solar panels and a surface water management system.
This project follows the construction company’s work on two net zero schools in Preston and North Wiltshire and will boost the council’s aims of becoming carbon-neutral by 2030.
Deputy Mayor of North Tyneside, Carl Johnson, said: “Our investments in the proposed transport hub and town square and embankment walkway are absolutely vital to improving connectivity and helping create a vibrant and sustainable shopping environment, which will help attract new investment in the town.”
Willmott Dixon Director Nick Corrigan said: “Sustainability is at the heart of our business and we have pledged that by the end of 2030 all our new buildings and major refurbishments will achieve net zero operational carbon. The transport hub is a perfect example of how we can achieve those ambitions.”