At a time when the rising energy costs are spiralling, and such a hot topic in the current climate, an office building in Warrington has secured an “A” accreditation on its Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The ”A” accreditation represents one of only a few awarded for a building of its age across the country.
Following their purchase in Autumn last year, owners Palladium Group have completed a comprehensive refurbishment of the two-storey, modern office building which extends to 10,304 sq.ft and benefits from over 40 car parking spaces on Warrington Centre Park. Recognising that energy efficiency is high on occupiers’ agenda, the owners have installed a new mechanical and electrical system along with a number of other initiatives in an effort to drive costs down and futureproof the building for a tenant or purchaser.
Pete Owen, Asset Manager at TAM comments “we’re proud of what’s been achieved with the building. Older buildings pose challenges and our objective was to produce an office building that not only meets occupiers demands right now but also in the future. The building scores highly in terms of ESG criteria and occupier’s wish lists, and with energy costs well publicised across the media the building is arguably one of the most energy efficient buildings across the north west”.
Joint agent Simon Roddam of Warrington’s BE Group added “Whilst the office market has not been immune to the pressures of the current economic slump, Warrington is more active than its neighbouring towns. Occupier enquiries are back to pre-pandemic levels as people re-evaluate their office needs and raise the bar on quality to improve staff retention and recruitment capabilities.” BE Group and Canning O’Neill are joint marketing agents on the building