Work complete on new £5m Highways England office block in Wakefield

A new £5m office block is set to open in Wakefield, providing a new regional office for Highways England.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 12:30 pm
A new £5m office block is set to open in Wakefield, providing a new regional office for Highways England. Photo: Clegg Construction

The state-of-the-art block at Calder Park offers 30,000 sq ft of office space across two floors, as well as associated car parking and external works.

The building features solar panels on the roof and a Stormsaver rainwater harvesting system, as part of an effort to reduce energy and water consumption and increase sustainability.

Work is now underway to complete the final office fit out for Highways England

Richard Bates, project manager at Peel L&P said: “We’re pleased to see the new office space completed ready for Highways England to complete the internal fit-out. Despite construction beginning during the first lockdown, all works were completed on time and budget, which is a real testament to the dedication of the Clegg Construction and the team.

“The building looks fantastic - it will be a brilliant new base for Highways England to operate from.”

Built for Peel L&P, the building has been delivered by construction specialists Clegg Construction.

A traditional steel frame and pre-insulated panel building, it features Brise Soleil on the south elevation to provide solar shading, as well as feature aluminium frame glazed windows and doors.

The design team for the project included Peel L&P as project manager, architects Bate & Taylor, employers’ agent and quantity surveyor Innov8, and Alan Wood & Partners as structural engineers.

Sam Parker, contracts manager at Clegg Construction, said: “We are delighted to have completed our second project at Calder Park and to have delivered such a fantastic facility. Working through Covid-19 has certainly been a challenge but by working closely with the client, design team and our supply chain we were able to deliver the project in just 44 weeks.

“Calder Park is a busy business park, so it was important for us to keep the other businesses on the park informed of our operations to allow them to continue their business unhindered.

"We are therefore very proud to have handed over the keys to Peel L&P, ready for the interior fit out to commence.”