Pochin’s has secured Radius Payment Solutions as the sole occupier for an undeveloped plot at Crewe Business Park. Pochin’s will now develop new headquarters for Radius at the site after planning consent was approved by Cheshire East Council.
The £12m office development, to be named Admiral Court, will house 500 staff over four storeys, and has been envisaged due to the rapid growth of The Sunday Times Top Track 100 business – ranked 31st in 2016.
Work on the project, which is to include a gym, communal meeting areas and café, is expected to be completed in Spring 2018.
Commenting on the deal, Bob Nicholson, Director at Pochin’s Ltd, said: “We’ve been working closely with Cheshire East Council to find a high quality occupier that would provide the right company for the businesses already established at Crewe Business Park. We’ve found that in Radius, who will now benefit as the long-term leaseholder through the build of an HQ designed specifically to drive their growth plans.
“Part of our long-standing commitment to the region is to bring forward quality employment space in Cheshire, and to demonstrate its potential in the continued growth of the North West economy. Crewe in particular is developing a strong reputation for business as well as exceptional connectivity to the rest of the North West, with Junction 16 of the M6 on its doorstop, Manchester Airport only a stone’s throw away and the plans for HS2 confirmed.”
Bill Holmes, owner of Radius Payment Solutions, added: “It was extremely important for us that we could match the success of the business with a high quality working environment. Staying within Crewe was really important for us from a continuity perspective so this undeveloped plot provided the perfect location. We’ve been highly impressed by Pochin’s proposals, as well as their track record on commercial projects in the region, making them the right choice to bring our plans to fruition.”
Consultants on the scheme include How Planning, AEW Architects, ABA Consultants, Abacus and SI Sealy. Agents for the scheme are Legat Owen and Matthews & Goodman.