Pochins completes butterfly-shaped Moneypenny campus

Pochins completes butterfly-shaped Moneypenny campus

North West construction and property specialist Pochin’s has completed call handling firm Moneypenny’s new £15m headquarters in Wrexham.

Pochin’s was commissioned to develop the 91,000 sq ft project last spring and, alongside AEW Architects, has created one of the UK’s most environmentally sustainable commercial projects. Designed in the shape of a butterfly, the campus is almost entirely self-sufficient thanks to the deployment of rainwater recycling, ground source heating and natural ventilation. 

Envisaged as a head office that introduces the large campus environment found in Silicon Valley to North Wales, the contemporary build and fit out includes a treehouse meeting room, village pub, an 8,000 sq ft atrium with a restaurant and stadium seating, plus seven acres of landscaped grounds with nature trails and orchards.

Ed Reeves, Moneypenny co-founder and director, said: “What we believe is simple - the happier our staff, the happier our clients. So when we made the decision to build a new office, we asked ourselves: how we can make sure that our receptionists are the happiest in the UK?

“The answer was easy - ask them, so that’s what we did. The response we got was phenomenal and their ideas formed the blueprint for the building’s design. 

“For us, the office is more than just bricks and mortar. It’s a manifestation of our ethos, of our achievements so far, of our culture, and of our aspirations.

“With the building now complete, it’s extremely rewarding to see that vision come to life. We entrusted Pochin’s to deliver it on the basis that they shared our enthusiasm to make the office as sustainable as possible, using locally sourced materials and resources, and we’re extremely pleased to have collaborated with them.”

Jim Nicholson, CEO of Pochin’s Ltd, added: “Since our very first projects in the 1930s, North Wales has always played an important part in Pochin’s history. With this new campus Moneypenny is continuing to drive the growth in the region’s economy and we’re proud to be able to support them in doing so.”