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Greggs appoint SW Architecture for office refurbishment
Our in-house architecture team, SW Architecture, has won the contract to refurbish food-on-the-go retailer Greggs’ Innovate House building at Balliol Business Park in North Tyneside.
The commission will see us consult Greggs on architecture, interior design, building surveying, quantity surveying, principle designer services and project management. The Innovate House project follows our recent fit out of Greggs House at Quorum Business Park, and is part of the bakery giant’s ongoing commitment to provide a modern and efficient working environment for its office staff.
Commenting on the project, Garry Graham, Head of Shop Development at Greggs, said: “Sanderson Weatherall are a trusted and reliable partner whom we are excited to work with on this significant development”.
Work has now begun on the 18,000 sq ft refurbishment project, which will house 200 of Greggs existing workforce and is due to complete in the second quarter of 2017.
Stephen Richardson, partner and head of SW architecture, commented: “Greggs is an iconic North East brand, so for us to be involved in this high-profile commission gives us all a huge degree of satisfaction. We are very much looking forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with Greggs and are excited to progress this project, which further highlights the multi-disciplinary service that Sanderson Weatherall is able to provide under one roof.”
We have worked with Greggs for many years, providing a range of property services including architecture, building surveying, valuation and agency and look forward to our continued work with them.
Integrated property advice is ideal recipe for new Greggs main officeBakery food-on-the-go retailer Greggs is relocating its main office to Quorum Business Park, North Tyneside, following our integrated advice. A number of staff in central roles will relocate to the three-storey, 30,715 sq ft Grade A office space Q9 building at the business park in the first half of 2016. Current occupiers of the business park include Tesco Bank, Balfour Beatty and British Engines.
Bakery food-on-the-go retailer Greggs is relocating its main office to Quorum Business Park, North Tyneside, following our integrated advice.
A number of staff in central roles will relocate to the three-storey, 30,715 sq ft Grade A office space Q9 building at the business park in the first half of 2016. Current occupiers of the business park include Tesco Bank, Balfour Beatty and British Engines.[fulltext] =>
Greggs initially appointed our architecture team in 2014 to design a modern, innovative new office space which would relocate the company’s employees in the region into a modern business hub. Our architecture team worked closely with our office agency team to confirm Greggs requirements could be accommodated within the Q9 building.
Our distinct integrated collaborative approach enabled Greggs to secure a new main office which our architects designed to exactly match the company’s needs.
Quorum Business Park was selected due to its prime location, excellent transport links and close proximity to Greggs’ existing Innovate and Arcadia offices and its Balliol and Gosforth production centres. Our integrated turnkey service will also see us project manage the design and construction process.
Commenting on the head office relocation, Ashley Ritchie, group property manager at Greggs, said: “We have worked with Sanderson Weatherall for many years, so we knew that we could trust them with a project of this magnitude and have confidence in their ability to deliver it.
“The integrated approach that the firm provides meant that we benefitted from a powerful combination of creative thinking, energy and practical advice throughout. We are pleased with the terms of the acquisition negotiated by Sanderson Weatherall and excited to see the office designs becoming a reality.”
Head of commercial agency, Robert Patterson, identified and negotiated the acquisition on behalf of Greggs, whilst Lee Sanderson, head of our national architecture team, designed the new office fit-out. Building consultancy associate partner, Victoria Bollands, will assist architecture with co-ordinating the refurbishment.
Commenting on the Greggs relocation instruction, Robert Patterson said: “We are very proud of our longstanding partnership with Greggs and extremely pleased to have assisted the business with its head office relocation.
“Greggs is an iconic North East brand, so for us to be involved in a project that will help the business continue to evolve is something that gives us all a huge degree of satisfaction. We wish Greggs’ head office staff all the very best in their outstanding new home.”
Quorum’s on-site amenities include tennis courts, a seven-a-side football pitch and a boules court, a children’s nursery, shops and a restaurant. Around 500 trees have been planted and quiet garden areas and piazzas with fountains and benches are located throughout.
The Hub, Quorum’s occupier centre, offers pool bikes, a commuter centre and a car share scheme. It also organises barbeques, social and sporting events with over 300 on-site events each year.
Fergus Trim, development director at Quorum Business Park, said: “Greggs’ arrival is outstanding news for Quorum and testimony to the excellent environment we have created here for people to work and relax in.
“Throughout the acquisition and design process the Sanderson Weatherall team have been professional, diligent and thoughtful. The team’s detailed knowledge of Greggs and their vision for what our Q9 building could offer their client meant that all parties were able to work together in partnership to complete the acquisition.”
Architecture & DesignView Architecture Website Sanderson Weatherall’s architecture department provides a high level of expertise both in design and technical solutions. Our goal is to work closely with our clients to understand their requirements and help achieve their ambitions through realistic design.
Sanderson Weatherall’s architecture department provides a high level of expertise both in design and technical solutions. Our goal is to work closely with our clients to understand their requirements and help achieve their ambitions through realistic design.[fulltext] =>
Working in unison with clients, we pride ourselves on our competence to fully understand their needs and develop this into a logical working brief. The finer detail is important and with our extensive understanding of both construction detail and development cost control, we provide innovative, yet achievable solutions.
The right design in the correct context is of vital importance and shapes the way in which we work and play. We aim to reduce the complexity and provide our clients with coherent designs that serve their purpose. We are providential to have sufficient experience to deliver and converse in all conventional sectors of architecture. We have a wealth of experience in all key areas of design development which allow us to develop projects from concept to completion.
- Feasibility and Conceptual Design
- Masterplanning and Urban Regeneration
- Commercial Office Design & Spatial Planning
- Retail Design
- Hospitality and Leisure
- Commercial & Residential Interior Design
- Conservation and Listed Building Design
- Historic Church Design & World Heritage Site Works
We can assist our clients through all stages of architecture, from Appraisal, Design Development, Technical Design, Tender issue through to practical completion. As a company we recognise the importance of sustainability and pride ourselves on achieving ISO 14001Certification. We aim to assist our clients on understanding the significance of sustainable design and the conservation of fuel. We strive where appropriate to advise and integrate specific materials, technologies and systems into our designs which can be supplied from an approved sustainable source in order to minimise our effect on the environment.
As a department within a multi-disciplinary practice we have distinct advantages over our competitors, being able to offer our clients a wider knowledge base on property matters so we can ensure that all aspects of a development can be accommodated. From land purchase to funding, we work as one consultant to ensure all your requirements are addressed.
Building SurveyingOur building surveying team will give you a detailed understanding of the condition of the property you are planning to buy, or rent, or already own.
Our building surveying team will give you a detailed understanding of the condition of the property you are planning to buy, or rent, or already own.[fulltext] =>
We provide several different types of building surveys, (each of which can be tailored to suit your requirements) including:
- Pre-acquisition surveys – an analysis and quantification of potential risks to the building you are about to purchase or rent
- Technical due diligence – a detailed technical analysis of the property you about to purchase or rent, currently own or rent, including full ananlysis of any related legal, statutory and construction documents;
- Pre-divestment surveys – an analysis of the existing building you are about to dispose of, which may be transferred to any purchaser that acts to speed up your property sale
When looking for a new property, a building survey will ensure you know of any defects to the building before entering into a contract and the costs of remedying any disrepair.
Working with us also allows you to plan ahead, taking into account any extra costs that may be require allocating to satisfy any key defects, repairing liabilities, legal or regulatory obligations and give you long term knowledge on the costs of the property’s maintenance during your ownership.
To find out which survey best suits you and your property, please get in touch.