Following a design competition amongst local architects, CPMG was appointed to design the new Headquarters of retailer Dunelm Mill on Watermead Business Park at Syston, Leicestershire.
Dunelm is a fast expanding soft furnishings retailer with over 90 stores across the UK. Dunelm required a building that provides excellent working conditions for its staff whilst achieving very low future energy costs. Following research into BREEAM the design team recommended that Dunelm would best achieve it aims by focusing on achieving excellent ratings under two sections of BREEAM, namely Energy Use and Health and Wellbeing, this targeted approach allowed maximum resource to be focused on key client requirements.
The Dunelm Project provides 40,000 sq.ft of accommodation set over two floors in three connected blocks; two blocks are pure open plan office space whilst the fourth contains cellular accommodation, the core, conference facilities and meeting rooms.
The building was completed in 2011.