Office with Star Wars-themed sky bar coming to Crewe
Caddick Construction won’t be travelling to a galaxy far, far away to build the novelty bar, which makes up part of Radius Payment Solutions’ £14.6m office expansion at Crewe Business Park.
The contractor has secured the contract to build the 41,043 sq ft office for Radius, which specialises in mobility and connectivity products for SMEs.
Designed by Aew Architects, the three-storey office building will also boast a coffee bar, pizzeria, yoga area and outdoor seating – in addition to the aforementioned Star Wars-themed sky bar.
The office will be located off Arden Square.
The plans include 128 parking spaces, of which 25 will be designated for electric vehicle charging. These chargers will be operated by Radius’s e-mobility business.
Caddick said the building would be constructed to meet BREAM Excellent standards.
Work on the project began in May, with a completion date set for summer 2023.
“It’s not often you get such a high-quality office scheme that has so many unique elements to it,” said Caddick Construction manager Ben Edwards.
“The team are really excited to be on site and I’m sure as we get towards the fit-out stage there will be a lot more visitors than usual wanting to check out its ‘out of this world’ features!”
When finished, the building will be close to Radius’ headquarters, which is also within Crewe Business Park.
The new office is meant to house Radius’ growing staff. The company hopes to grow its Crewe-based workforce to more than 1,000 by the time the building opens.
“Development of this exciting new building is key to our commitment to maintaining a great working environment for all of our employees,” said Radius Payment Solutions chief executive Bill Holmes.
“I’m particularly excited that it will incorporate state-of-the-art testing, warehousing and dispatch facilities for our telematics business, supporting our ambition to become one of the true global leaders in this high-growth market.”
Walker Sime is the quantity surveyor for the scheme, while Cundall and David Webb Associates are the engineers. Space Invader is the interior designer of the project. Avid Property Consultants is the project manager.