Greggs sign up Sanderson Weatherall Architecture for refurbishment project

Stephen Richardson, Head Architect and George Penrice, Partner at Sanderson Weatherall Architecture

Property consultancy Sanderson Weatherall’s in-house architecture division, SW Architecture, has won a contract to refurbish food-on-the-go retailer Greggs’ Innovate House building at Balliol Business Park in North Tyneside.

The commission will see Sanderson Weatherall consult on architecture, interior design, building surveying, quantity surveying, principle designer services and project management.  The Innovate House project follows Sanderson Weatherall’s recent fit out of Greggs House at Quorum Business Park, and is part of the bakery giant’s ongoing commitment to provide a modern and efficient working environment for its office staff.

Commenting on the project, Garry Graham, Head of Shop Development at Greggs, said: “Sanderson Weatherall are a trusted and reliable partner whom we are excited to work with on this significant development”.

Work has now begun on the 18,000 sq ft refurbishment project, which will house 200 of Greggs existing workforce and is due to complete in the second quarter of 2017.

Stephen Richardson, partner and head of SW architecture, commented: “Greggs is an iconic North East brand, so for us to be involved in this high-profile commission gives us all a huge degree of satisfaction. We are very much looking forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with Greggs and are excited to progress this project, which further highlights the multi-disciplinary service that Sanderson Weatherall is able to provide under one roof.”

Sanderson Weatherall has worked with Greggs for many years, providing a range of property services including architecture, building surveying, valuation and agency.  Last year, the firm’s agency department facilitated Greggs’ move to a new three-storey, 30,715 sq ft Grade A office building at the Quorum Business Park.

Sanderson Weatherall has regional offices in Newcastle, Teesside, York, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter and London, employs around 200 people and has a turnover of £15m.

The firm provides a complete range of property, machinery and business asset services across a range of sectors. These comprise retail, residential, offices, industrial, leisure, roadside, healthcare, public sector and third sector.