HBD completes Atkins’ 108,000 sq ft Surrey office

Property developer HBD has completed the 108,000 sq ft Surrey office for engineering and project management consultancy, Atkins.

BREEAM Excellent and with an A-rated energy performance certificate, the building meets high standards in sustainability, which is rooted in the design of the building, positioned to maximise solar benefit and natural light throughout.

Atkins will move into Woodcote Grove in January, with its team benefiting from a modern, light-filled, flexible office space for 1,000 employees, within seven acres of landscaped grounds. The development also comprises a newly constructed 400-space car park to the rear of the building.

Adrian Schofield, Senior Director and Head of HBD South East, said: “Woodcote Grove is a fantastic building which will not only prove operationally effective, but which will allow Atkins to provide its employees with a healthy and effective working environment for many years to come.”

Graham Hunt, Practice Director and Woodcote Grove House Manager, Atkins, said: “Epsom has a special place in Atkins’ history, with founder Sir William Atkins setting up the company’s base here more than 60 years ago. Since then, we have grown to become one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, with almost 20,000 people spread across the UK and the rest of the world.

“Our new office at Woodcote Grove not only demonstrates our design teams’ expertise, but also showcases our commitment to sustainable building design to create a workplace that prioritises collaboration, wellbeing and growth.”

Adrian Speller, Technical Director at Speller Metcalfe, said: “This has been a challenging and complex project, designed to meet some of the highest standards in construction, both in terms of methodology and sustainability. As main contractor, Speller Metcalfe is delighted to be able to deliver a state-of-the-art building for the Atkins team.”

Part of the Henry Boot Group of Companies, HBD is one of the UK’s most active property developers, with offices in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and Glasgow.

Its London team has several high-profile projects currently on site, including Airport Business Park in Southend and Butterfield Business Park in Luton. Further afield, HBD is underway with

Kampus, its £250million mixed use scheme in Manchester, Kampus, and has recently delivered Aberdeen’s new £300million live entertainment venue, P&J Live.