Waterfront Point, Widnes
An inventive and flexible workplace “home”

Value: £3.5m
Size: 1,500 sqm offices and 220 sqm storage facility
Programme: January 2016 - October 2017
Services: Architecture & Interiors
Typology: Workplace

BCO Regional Awards 2018, Corporate Workplace
EPC Rating A(25)

Adrian Lambert

5plus designed and obtained planning consent for Halton Housing Trust’s (HHT) new HQ and construction service building in Widnes town centre. HHT is a dynamic, not for profit, housing association that owns and manages over 6,500 homes and employs over 280 staff. The aim of the new building was to consolidate their estate and co-locate head office and building services.

We worked closely with HHT to undertake workplace consultancy and develop a brief which supported modern methods of working. Early engagement and consultation across the organisation developed a bespoke package which challenged the everyday operation and mindset of the office.

Now complete, the building is extremely well utilised striking a balance between a “home away from home” and a workplace, allowing and optimising flexible working methods.