This office development forms a significant investment in the regeneration of St Helens, extending the town centre southwards to link with the St. Helens Rugby League Stadium via a new canal footbridge.
This 3,000 m2 office building covering three storeys is split into three key areas; new offices for the Chamber itself, training and conferencing facilities and SME business suites. A car park and landscape setting surround the building, beneath which are several hundred metres of pipework connected to ground source heat pumps that contribute 10% to the building’s heating provision.
The proposals remediate a former Brownfield mining site and deliver an environmentally responsive, naturally ventilated office space to achieve a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating. The building has large areas of solar shading to South West facing cafe and break-out areas and a steel frame clad using a fast-track met-sec system with rendered insulated panels to compress the build programme and to ensure the client could take occupation by the agreed deadline.