Formerly known as Eton House, the building was acquired by Barwood’s Regional Property Growth Fund IV in December 2021 with the aim of repositioning it to prime sustainable office space. The project has involved a full back-to-frame refurbishment, including an additional floor of accommodation and a roof terrace as well as extensive common areas, garden and amenity space.
Delivering much-needed high quality office accommodation, Explore offers 45,000 sq ft of space and is targeting BREEAM Excellent, Net Zero in operation and an EPC A rating. Measures to support energy efficiency and biodiversity include enhancing greening and planting opportunities in both the common areas and private spaces plus electric vehicle charging points.
The redesign also focuses supporting employee health and wellbeing, with amenities including 42 cycle parking spaces, communal lounge, a gym plus changing rooms and showers. The project has secured WiredScore Gold and is targeting Fitwell accreditation.
The refurbishment has been carried out by RED Construction Group, with Moorevale the development manager for the project. The ceremony was held on 10th January, where members of the team gathered to celebrate the building’s topping out.
Read more about Explore here.