The first project of its kind for Chorley Borough Council and the only digital hub in the area, the project is a substantial step forward for the local area. It is a high-tech business centre for digital and creative businesses, providing collaborative space and bespoke office suites that are suitable for new start-ups to growing SME’s.
The development totals 40,000 sq ft of workspace and includes superfast broadband and on-site digital support, as well as a university advisor.
Chorley Borough Council
Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd
Circa £6.6 million
Our success in securing the project was due to our many years of experience in the washroom sector. Our wide range of knowledge and expertise, combined with a great working relationship with the main contractor, Willmott Dixon, and an ongoing relationship with Chorley Borough Council meant that we were ideally placed to undertake this type of project. And, with our manufacturing facility located only two miles from the construction site, logistics and installation were also easily dealt with. As with any flagship project, you need both performance related and financial confidence in your supply chain partner to deliver your project to the costs and deadlines required. Inscape did not disappoint in either regard and we successfully handed the project over on budget, ahead of programme and snag-free.
Our Extremus Range is manufactured from Solid Grade Laminate in striking variety of colours, patterns and woodgrains and was combined with contemporary Satin Anodised Aluminium fittings. Supplied with bi-colour IPS Duct Systems and Vanity Units, the project has a modern, futuristic look and feel. From an environmental standpoint Solid Grade Laminate is highly resistant to wear and damage and is easily maintained, which means it will stand the test of time and so reduce the overall carbon footprint of the building in the longer term. The perfect solution for a building designed to take us towards our digital future.
We manufactured and installed:
By building the Digital Hub to support local, creative businesses, it also supported the Lancashire economy with 90% of the project spend benefiting supply chain businesses within a 40 mile radius of the project. Part-funded by a £4.1m grant from the European Regional Development Fund, our local Digital Hub also achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating.
We are proud to have made a contribution to our local economy and look forward to working on more local projects.