The 200,000 sq ft Chadwick House has been revamped. Credit: Persimmon

Persimmon cuts ribbon on new regional HQ

The housebuilder has taken 10,540 sq ft at the remodelled Chadwick House at Warrington’s Birchwood Park.

Chadwick House, one of the legacy buildings from Birchwood Park’s original incarnation as the home of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, has been fully refurbished, and now includes collaborative workspaces, breakout areas, and access to on-site facilities in EngineRooms and the Alive & Well gym.

Cllr Hans Mundry, Leader of Warrington Borough Council, said: “It was great to meet some of the team at Persimmon and officially open their new office at Birchwood Park.

“I am delighted to see one of the UK’s largest housebuilders choose Warrington as their new home and I’m confident they will enjoy their time here.”

Steven Broomhead, chief executive at Warrington Council, added: “It is really pleasing that a blue-chip housebuilder is joining our successful Business Park. Persimmon is now part of a Park which has 6,000 high value jobs and is making a significant contribution to local and regional economic growth.”

Outside Chadwick House c persimmon

Rugby league stars Joe Philbin and Arron Lindop were there to aid proceedings. Credit: Persimmon

The office within the 200,000 sq ft Chadwick House is headed by Ian Hilliker, managing director at Persimmon North West. He said: “We’re delighted to have moved into our new, modern offices here at Birchwood Park.”

Hilliker joined last summer from Vistry, and also enjoyed a long stint at Barratt. The 100-plus strong team has moved from Urmston.

Martin O’Rourke, commercial director at Birchwood Park, said: “This move marks a significant moment for Chadwick House, perhaps our most recognisable building over the decades, as it completes the first stage of major refurbishment work.

“This is further evidence that Birchwood Park is a hotspot for developers across the region and nationwide.”

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I wonder if Chadwick House still has its Paternoster lift?

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I’m surprised Persimmon haven’t applied a nice miniature fibreglass portico and some rustic MDF shutters to the exterior.

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