A new £15m office block build to accommodate the headquarters of a telephone answering firm Moneypenny. The new three storey 8,000 sq m development located on the Western Gateway site in Wrexham, North Wales was completed in 2016 and has capacity for up to 1,000 employees.
Furness Partnership was involved in the design of a key feature of the building, which is the central atrium waffle-effect glulam roof structure created to link the wings of the office together and give the cover from the bad weather with plenty of natural day light to the internal social space below.
The atrium roof comprises the glulam beams and infill panels, which run in-between two steel structures spanning 25 meters. Its waffle-effect helps to create a striking central point for the building. The accommodation below it completes by a tree house meeting room, village pub and bleacher seating. Externally within landscaped grounds office has a 450 space car park also featuring an orchard, wetlands and meadows.
This project has been intended to rival the offices of Google and Apple with its tree house meeting room, nature trails, vegetable gardens, a sun terrace and a village pub for the staff.