Assura moving HQ to Altrincham
FTSE250 company, Assura plc, is relocating its head office from Warrington to Altrincham in July.
The developer and manager of primary care buildings plans to renovate and refurbish its new office, 3 Barrington Road improve the thermal insulation of the building fabric and enhanced building controls to actively reduce energy demand.
CEO, Jonathan Murphy, said: “Assura has been through a period of sustained growth and the new office in Altrincham will be the start of a fantastic new chapter for the company. We have plans to renovate the office to create an inspirational new environment for our staff and the existing tenants in the building.”
Assura’s 78 employees will have the opportunity to work from the newly designed office that will continue to support the current hybrid model.
Founded in 2003, Assura has been headquartered at The Brew House in Warrington for 12 years. The new office will give the company room to expand while also improving access to public transport connections for employees.
Murphy adds: “As an organisation, we have pledged to meet the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment and this move to a new building represents a key part of that strategy.
“This base will allow us to lead by example. We will trial the latest technologies and new ways of working, creating a space we are proud to bring our customers to: somewhere where we can bring to life all the net zero standards we’re pushing to see across health care premises.”
In May, Assura launched its Net Zero Carbon Design Guide which will inform all of the company’s future developments.
The guide, which has already been adopted across all of Assura’s new developments at RIBA Stage 2, focuses on practical and design-led guidance which is mapped against a development’s typical lifecycle using the RIBA Stages of Work.
The listed real estate investment trust is responsible for 608 properties with a portfolio value of £2.7bn. More than 6.3m people are served by Assura’s buildings.