This project comprised the site clearance and remediation of a ‘brownfield’ site and the construction of a new three-storey flagship office building for Mid-Wales Housing Association in the centre of Newtown in Powys.
The site was contaminated as a consequence of its former use as a railway siding and goods yard. The contamination was treated by a process of bio-remediation by specialist Contractors.
The building provides 1,250m2 of high quality bespoke office accommodation. As well as being a modern office building, the structure was constructed using sustainable materials, timber cladding, high performing fabric and efficient power systems. It utilised a partial timber frame construction with timber and brick cladding externally. Wall insulation utilised Warmcell recycled material.
The Architect designed the building as an example of modern contemporary urban architecture picking up on local vernacular themes adding to the Newtown streetscape.
Construction works commenced on site in January 2008 and the building was completed in February 2010.
The office was officially opened on 12 January 2011 by The Hon. Mrs. Legge-Bourke, L.V.O., H.M. Lord-Lieutenant of Powys, who conducted the opening ceremony.
Metrics provided Project Management, Quantity Surveying and CDM Co-ordination services on this project from inception to completion.