Stepnell builds new Rugby offices for Brethertons

The purpose-built £2.3 million, three-storey state-of-the-art, energy-efficient building will enable the company to bring together its entire Rugby team – currently based in three offices - under one roof.

Rugby-based HB Architects have designed the 1,616m² building incorporating architectural features which are sympathetic to the local Rugby School conservation area. It will benefit from an open-plan, flexible design with break-out rooms and individual meeting rooms for clients. Sited on its own detached plot, there will be a new vehicular access from Moultrie Road and car parking to the rear.

Electricity-generating solar panels

The building incorporates features designed to reduce overheating without the necessity for air conditioning including thermally-controlled motorised louvres to dissipate warm air at night. Brise soleil sunscreens will be included on the aspects that will get the most sun during the summer. Electricity-generating solar panels will be fitted on the roof.

The new office is set to be completed in spring 2014.

Restricted town centre location

“As a Rugby-based company, we are delighted to be working on this project to create a high-quality new building providing state-of-the art office accommodation for Brethertons,” says Stepnell managing director Mark Wakeford.

The new office is being built on the site of the former Glebe House building which has been demolished by the Stepnell team. The restricted town centre location means that a tower crane will be used by the construction team to move heavy materials around the site. Mark Wakeford says: “Working with consideration for the local community is of the utmost importance to our team and ensures that the impact on neighbouring properties is kept to an absolute minimum.”

Brethertons senior partner Richard Pell confirms: “Brethertons is a long established law firm which has been serving the Warwickshire community for over 200 years. It would be an understatement to say that we are excited about our new premises. Bringing over 100 people under the same roof in Rugby will be another landmark date for our firm.”

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