Towergate HQ Building, Eclipse Park, Maidstone
Representing the next phase of Gallagher Properties’ prestigious Eclipse Park development in Maidstone, this HQ office complex for occupation by Towergate, Europe’s largest independently owned insurance intermediary was completed in October 2008.
Gallagher Contractors were appointed Principal Contractor and the works were carried out under a full design & build contract. Work commenced on this 38,000 sq ft building in September 2007 with handover of the first areas to the fit out team achieved 6 weeks early.
This construction project was the epitomy of the Gallagher business model. It starts with a Gallagher Properties development and is followed with a main contract for Gallagher Contractors where Gallagher resources then also directly supply in-house labour, plant and material to complete all ground works, substructures and concrete frame using Gallagher ready mixed concrete.
Gallagher and their design team fully recognise the need to embrace the green agenda and in working towards a ‘Very Good’ BREEAM rating incorporated a number of advanced technological aspects within the building to ensure a sustainable level of comfort for the end user whilst minimising the overall environmental impact of the building. This has been achieved by ensuring the aspect of the building allows the optimum level of natural daylight whilst avoiding excessive heat gain, the inclusion of rainwater harvesting for grey water flushing along with spray water taps, low energy lighting linked to PIR sensors and sub metering to all areas.