Pochin’s has secured a contract to build Moneypenny’s new £15m headquarters in Wrexham. Moneypenny is the UK’s leading telephone answering specialist, and the new campus site will have space to house up to 1,000 staff who will be representing thousands of UK businesses.
The new campus will also be one of the most environmentally sustainable commercial projects in the UK. By employing rainwater recycling, solar energy, ground source heating and natural ventilation for climate control, Moneypenny aims to be almost entirely self-sufficient once the build is complete.
Work on the 91,000 sq ft project, which will boast a treehouse, village pub, and an impressive 8,000 sq ft atrium, is expected to be completed in spring 2016.
Commenting on the deal, Pochins CEO Jim Nicholson, said: “We are proud to be the contractor of choice for this major milestone in the development of Moneypenny. The business has a fantastic vision to create an imaginative and forward-thinking office campus, and we are excited to be able to deliver it for them.
“Pochin’s is currently celebrating 80 years operating in North Wales, and it only seems right that we are able to do so by collaborating with local providers on a major project for one of the region’s biggest success stories.”
Ed Reeves, Co-Founder and Director of Moneypenny, added: “It is our vision to create not just the best office for us, but the best office in the UK, and we are determined to achieve this. The development has already been likened to a ‘Google of the North’, which is a huge compliment, but we’d actually like to venture one step further and say that our new campus will be even better.
“We’re extremely pleased to be able to collaborate with Pochin’s to achieve our vision and look forward to seeing its progression.”
Moneypenny’s new headquarters were designed by AEW Architects.