Office’s green makeover

Chris and Helen Hopkins at Whitehall Chambers, a new office complex providing cutting-edge eco-friendly workspaces for businesses in the region.
Chris and Helen Hopkins at Whitehall Chambers, a new office complex providing cutting-edge eco-friendly workspaces for businesses in the region.

A new office complex that will help provide eco-firendly workspaces for businesses has been unveiled in Hipperholme.

The seven office units are situated above Ploughcroft’s head office, and feature the eco-expert’s full repertoire of green construction techniques.

The former council offices, built in 1890, originally had an energy rating of “G”.

However, thanks to Ploughcroft’s advanced green construction techniques, they have gained what is thought to be the country’s biggest-ever jump in energy efficiency to an “A” rating.

Chris Hopkins, Managing Director at Ploughcroft Eco-Roof, explains: “We are proud of the work we have completed in transforming Whitehall Chambers into an eco-friendly environment for businesses to work in. It really is the result of all of our experience; incorporating the full breadth of our knowledge when it comes to eco-friendly construction techniques.

“We hope it will set an inspiring example to politicians at Whitehall, and encourage them to invest more time and money into promoting green office buildings around the country. Not only is this so important for the environment, it will help companies to save money in the long run too.”

Featuring a cutting edge Eco-Roof™, the interior has been ‘cocooned’ with recycled insulation products including bottles and aluminium, as well as polyurethane, and even lamb’s wool.

The development forms part of Ploughcroft’s campaign to spread the “eco-word” to politicians in Whitehall.