Following a competitive tender process, Pochin Developments Limited have been appointed to develop the UK headquarters office building for Tata Chemicals Europe in Northwich. Pochin Developments Limited have secured development funding from the Royal Bank of Scotland to finance the new headquarters to be built for Tata alongside their Winnington complex which will be subject to a 25 year lease.
Stephen Isaacs, RBS Relationship Director, said: “This is a prestigious development and once complete it will provide Tata’s employees with an office working environment of the highest standard. We are very happy to provide Pochins with the financial support they need to undertake this project.”
Martin Ashcroft, MD of Tata Chemicals Europe, said “I am delighted that we can now proceed to create a new head office in Winnington as a sign of our continued commitment to centring our business in Middlewich and Northwich. This is an exciting time for our business; having recently acquired British Salt and re-branded as Tata Chemicals Europe. Now we will have a new office built to the latest environmental standards as well as developing a project demonstrating the use of zero carbon heating via process waste heat which forms an important part our wider carbon emission reduction plans .”
Bob Nicholson, Head of Property Development at Pochin Developments Limited comments: “We are delighted with Royal Bank of Scotland’s continued support of Pochin Developments in financing this prestigious project. Our experienced project team has engaged extensively with the client and stakeholders to ensure that the design and ultimately the completed building, is of the highest quality, sustainable and energy efficient. The design incorporates several unique principles for example, heating is provided solely by waste heat from the adjacent manufacturing facilities, permeable surfaces and rainwater harvesting will also virtually remove surface water run off.”
Richard Smith, Director of Chartered Surveyors, Fifield Glyn, who has advised Tata Chemicals Europe from the outset said “Everyone is pleased to welcome Pochin as Tata’s Preferred Developer and this deal represents the culmination of a lot of hard work by all the parties. Tata Chemicals Europe can now look forward to the development of a new Head Office that will meet their brief for a sustainable building that forms part of their wider business objective of carbon emissions reduction”
Geoff Hope-Terry of The Weaver Valley Partnership said: “This area has a lot of innovative people and some great companies and this project shows what can happen when the various elements come together. As well as introducing some exciting design ‘firsts’ into the structure, it’s also good news for local jobs, both within the construction sector and for the on-going position at Tata. My congratulations go to everyone involved.”