Blackpool Council Offices, Talbot Gateway

The new office development, for Blackpool Council is the first phase of the ambitious Talbot Gateway Central Business District project which is set to transform the seaside town.

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Overall the £220m Talbot Gateway CBD scheme will create new retail, commercial and community space, along with parking and transport facilities.

The 126,000 sq ft office accommodation will create contemporary office space for the council and is designed to meet high energy efficiency and sustainability standards, targeting a BREEAM Excellent rating. 

The project's aims for economic sustainability are balanced by its environmental credentials, ensuring that it becomes a scheme that reflects the principles of sustainability in every sense. The 126,000 sq ft, BCO compliant office building, has achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent' rating and an EPC ‘A' rating thanks to a number of environmental and energy saving features, including photo-voltaic panels, rainwater harvesting, LED lighting, brise soleil and extensive bicycle stores.

The building was awarded British Council Offices (BCO) award 2015 and Energy Efficient Building of the Year 2014. 

Client: Muse Developments Ltd

Value: £16.1m

Completion: March 2014

Duration: 74 Weeks

Size: 126,000 sq ft