Pochin’s on site with 66,000 sq ft office

The developer-contractor has started work on Radius Payment Solutions’ new headquarters in Crewe Business Park.

Pochin’s agreed a sale of the two-acre plot to Radius for an undisclosed sum late last year, subject to planning, which was consented at the start of this year.

Radius has 20 offices in 13 countries, and will retain space at Crewe’s Herald Park as well as expanding at Crewe Business Park, taking staff levels to 500.

Work on the four-storey project, which is to include a gym, communal meeting areas and café, is expected to be completed in spring 2018.

There remains one undeveloped plot at Crewe Business Park, where the freehold is owned by Cheshire East Council. Pochin’s has a leasehold interest in the last remaining plot.

Bill Holmes, chief executive of Radius Payment Solutions, commented: “Staying in Crewe was always at the forefront of our plans for this exciting move. We’re a growing international business and the area’s connectivity in that respect made it the obvious choice for us to keep our global headquarters here. What we now have is the opportunity to create a unique, modern working environment for our staff that will further enhance our ability to attract the best talent. We’re extremely pleased to be able to do so in conjunction with Pochin’s who share our passion for building on the established reputation of Cheshire and the North West as a location of choice for big businesses.”

Consultants on the scheme include How Planning, AEW Architects, ABA Consultants, Abacus and SI Sealy. Agents for the scheme are Legat Owen and Matthews & Goodman.

Bob Nicholson, director at Pochin’s, said: “This project is our first commercial office build since handing over the keys to Moneypenny’s ambitious new headquarters in Wrexham last summer. That campus project has gone on to be recognised by the British Council for Offices as the best new corporate workplace in the North and we’re looking forward to working with AEW Architects again to deliver another high-quality project for Radius.”

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