£150m HQ for Jehovah’s Witnesses approved
The Jehovah’s Witnesses have gained planning to build a vast UK headquarters complex in Chelmsford.
The International Bible Students Association, which manages the Christian group’s literature, gained planning to redevelop a derelict farm near Galleywood with a 1.2m sq ft scheme.
The £150m complex will provide homes for 1,200 people spread across 16 five-storey blocks, a large printing plant, offices, auditorium, health and fitness centre, water treatment plant and on-site parking for 1,040 vehicles.
The IBSA is now set to begin groundwork at the 82-acre Temple Farm site and start construction by 2016.
Aaron Morby | Wed 29th April | Construction Enquirer