Following an extensive competitive dialogue process Muse was selected as the preferred Developer in September 2015. AHR led the development of the design proposals through the competitive dialogue process to produce a scheme which will deliver a once in a generation opportunity to change the methods of working for the Council creating a lasting legacy for the town, contributing towards the regeneration of the town centre and offering new possibilities.
The building has been designed to sensitively sit within the context of the Victorian sea side town, yet be a contemporary intervention into this historic setting signalling the bright future for the town.
The building has been designed to achieve a BREEAM rating of Excellent and an EPC rating of A.
The four storey building has been designed around a central atrium space which distributes natural daylight into all working areas of the building. To the rear of the building a decked car park solution provides the quantum of car parking required by the brief for the Council.
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