Halifax-based eco roofing specialist, Ploughcroft, is showcasing its green expertise next Friday with the launch of Whitehall Chambers, a new office complex providing cutting-edge eco-friendly workspaces for businesses in the region.
Situated in the heart of Hipperholme, the seven office units, ranging from approximately 180 sq ft to 240 sq ft, are situated above Ploughcroft’s head office, and feature the eco-expert’s full repertoire of green construction techniques, offering fresh, modern and spacious environments to work in.
The former council offices, built in 1890, originally had an energy rating of “G”. However, thanks to Ploughcroft’s advanced green construction techniques, they have gained what is thought to be the country’s biggest-ever jump in energy efficiency to an “A” rating.
Featuring a cutting edge Eco-Roof™, the interior has been ‘cocooned’ with top-of-the-range recycled insulation products including bottles and aluminium, as well as polyurethane, and even lamb’s wool. As such the units are ideal for any business wanting to operate in an environmentally responsible way and make a positive statement to its customers.
Available on a fully furnished, all-inclusive basis, the green office units also come with shower facilities, to encourage workers to commute to work, while the high grade internal finish also includes kitchen facilities, printing and mailing services, and energy efficient lighting with PIR motion detectors in communal areas to further reduce electricity usage. A communal board room is also available to book for all tenants.
The office development forms part of Ploughcroft’s campaign to spread the “eco-word” to politicians in Whitehall.
Chris Hopkins, managing director at Ploughcroft Eco-Roof, said: “We are proud of the work we have completed in transforming Whitehall Chambers into an eco-friendly environment for businesses to work in. It really is the result of all of our experience; incorporating the full breadth of our knowledge when it comes to eco-friendly construction techniques.
“We hope it will set an inspiring example to politicians at Whitehall, and encourage them to invest more time and money into promoting green office buildings around the country. Not only is this so important for the environment, it will help companies to save money in the long run too.”