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Wellington House Leeds
Willmott Dixon Interiors were proud to have been appointed to deliver the refurbishment of Wellington House, a a 1980s office building in Leeds city centre for the headquarters of West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
The renovation of Wellington House enabled West Yorkshire Combined Authority to make much needed improvements to a building that was originally constructed in the early 1900s before being rebuilt following fire damage in the late 1980s. The revamped office space now accommodates additional staff, and has allowed consolidation of staff in various offices into a single location.
The contract was awarded to Willmott Dixon Interiors via Major Works England and Northern Ireland – part of the Scape National Construction framework – and was delivered by a project team that included Faithful+Gould and NPS Leeds Limited.
This refurbishment is a strategically important project for West Yorkshire Combined Authority, that has been designed with sustainability and wellbeing at its core.
The phased project aimed to deliver high-quality, flexible office space and a collaborative working environment, with improved accessibility for employees and members of the public.
The refurbishment of Wellington House has coincided with a sustained programme of community engagement activities delivered by Willmott Dixon Interiors, that has benefited local students, jobseekers, businesses and community groups.
Willmott Dixon Interiors successfully completed the refurbishment and transformed 48,300 sq ft across all five floors of Wellington House in Leeds.
The project delivered:
- A reconfigured entrance lobby and internal layout, as well as improved accessibility and modern conference rooms for public meetings.
- Improvements to lifts and the entrance will ensure full accessibility for employees and visitors.
- Externally the structure has been re-roofed and photovoltaic panels installed to improve the building’s energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint.
- Energy performance rating improved from D to B.
Willmott Dixon Interiors hosted a virtual careers carousel for students at Tong Academy, mock interviews at Co-op Academy and Outwood Grange, and a business focused ‘trading game’ and mock interviews for students at Beckfoot Oakbank Academy. Other activities have included an apprentice workshop for 30 young people, careers sessions for students at Barnsley College and a green energy challenge with Beckfoot Upper School.
Willmott Dixon Interiors has also donated more than £3,500 to good causes, including Leeds Mencap and local food banks, and provided support for the Horsforth Shed Community Project, including project planning, construction of a new access ramp, new external lighting, entrance handrails and signage.
At Willmott Dixon Interiors, sustainability is a core part of what we do. That’s why, we developed our sustainability strategy, Now or Never, which sets some ambitious targets for the buildings we refurbish.
As part of the sustainable refurbishment at Wellington House, the building has had a new roof and photovoltaic panels installed to improve the building’s energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint which has improved Energy Performance Rating from D to B.