Travis Perkins HQ, Northampton

A new headquarters for national building merchants, Travis Perkins at Lodge Farm, Northampton, the new building is a vital part of the company’s expansion programme.

The £35 million scheme features a 1,150 square metre office building, an innovation centre, training and conference centre and a 1,000 space multi-storey car park.

The low-energy design incorporates a heavy weight passive design solution and solar panels that cover the entire top deck of the car park’s roof creating a carbon neutral building which aims to achieve an “Outstanding” rating from BREEAM.

The office building has two wings of open- plan offices connected by a central atrium. The new training centre occupies one wing at first floor level and connects to the upper level of the conference and innovation centre which occupies a portal frame building at the rear of the HQ.

The building is modern and environmentally-friendly and the design improves efficiency, reduces energy costs and assists Travis Perkins’ in its plans for growth by creating an attractive working environment that is fit for the future.