UK-based telephone answering specialist Moneypenny, which is expanding its presence in the veterinary sector, has unveiled designs for a new £15m headquarters in Wrexham.
Ed Reeves, co-founder and director of Moneypenny, said: “We’re thrilled to unveil the designs for our new headquarters. This marks the start of an exciting new stage in Moneypenny’s life and we’re confident it will be one of the most advanced buildings of its kind in the UK.”
Mr Reeves, who describes the development as “10 acres of dreamland”, added: “We sat down with a blank piece of paper and asked ourselves what could we do with these 10 acres of dream greenfield land? The answer was to create our ideal home – somewhere exciting and innovative, yet practical. The manufacturing industry has long been building commercial premises to suit its needs, but up until now, most offices just follow a standard template. We wanted to change this and rip up the rule book.”
The 91,000 sq ft building has been designed to create the perfect environment for call handling, and Moneypenny – who worked with AEW Architects on the project – tasked expert sound engineers to create bespoke technology that will absorb sound and eliminate background noise.
Mr Reeves added: “It was our vision to create not just the best office for us, but the best office in the UK, and we are determined to achieve this. The development has already been likened to a ‘Google of the north’ which is a huge compliment, but we’d actually like to venture one step further and say our new campus will be even better. Not only will our staff have all the benefits of an amazing office, but they’ll also be able to enjoy a peaceful countryside setting. For us, creating the perfect office is miles away from a city centre postcode.”
With space to house up to 1,000 staff, the new campus will also be one of the most environmentally sustainable commercial projects in the country. By using rainwater recycling, solar energy, ground source heating and natural ventilation for climate control, the company aims to be almost entirely self-sufficient.
Moneypenny has been increasingly marketing its services to UK veterinary practices and has also launched its services into the US.