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UK’s ‘happiest office’ arrives in North Wales

Posted on September 5, 2016

UK’s ‘happiest office’ arrives in North Wales

Pochin’s has announced the completion of Moneypenny’s new £15million headquarters in Wrexham. Moneypenny is the UK’s leading telephone answering service, and has now officially completed the move to its new state-of-the art office campus.

The development, located on the Western Gateway site in Wrexham, reflects the company’s rapid growth and will create an additional 500 jobs within the next few years. Designed with staff well-being at the fore, the office is one of the largest privately funded buildings of its kind in the region.

Pochin’s was commissioned to develop the 91,000 sq ft project last spring and, alongside AEW Architects, has created one of the UK’s most environmentally sustainable commercial projects. Designed in the shape of a butterfly, the campus is almost entirely self-sufficient thanks to the deployment of rainwater recycling, ground source heating and natural ventilation.

Envisaged as a head office that introduces the large campus environment found in Silicon Valley to North Wales, the contemporary build and fit out includes a treehouse meeting room, village pub, an 8,000 sq ft atrium with a restaurant and stadium seating, plus seven acres of landscaped grounds with nature trails and orchards.

Ed Reeves, Moneypenny Co-Founder and Director, said: “The aim of this project has always been to create a truly unique and inspirational home for our business. What we believe is simple – the happier our staff, the happier our clients.

“For us, the office is more than just bricks and mortar. It’s a manifestation of our ethos, of our achievements so far, of our culture, and of our aspirations. We understand what our clients need – and that’s the very best receptionists in the world. Our new office has once again raised the bar in achieving this, ensuring we continue to attract and retain the most talented staff in order to support our clients in the future. With the building now complete, it’s extremely rewarding to see that vision come to life. We entrusted Pochin’s to deliver it on the basis that they shared our enthusiasm to make the office as sustainable as possible, using locally sourced materials and resources, and we’re extremely pleased to have collaborated with them.”

Jim Nicholson, CEO of Pochin’s, added: “Since our very first projects in the 1930s, North Wales has always played an important part in Pochin’s history. With this new campus Moneypenny is continuing to drive the growth in the region’s economy and we’re proud to be able to support them in doing so.”