Esh Construction to create new headquarters for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council at Dunedin House. The council acquired the office building on Clear Water Business Park two years ago. It is now being remodelled and refurbished to become council offices.
The project, procured through the NEPO framework, will involve demolition works and the removal of partitions, along with the construction of new partitions and glazed screens to provide a new layout. Maval Electrical and Mechanical Engineering will deliver substantial mechanical, electrical and plumbing works, including new lighting, toilet upgrades, washrooms, fire alarm systems, mechanical ventilation and cooling systems. Finishing touches will include decoration, window repair, new flooring and doors, along with installation of desks, chairs and meeting pods.
The development will enable Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council to consolidate 10 existing administration buildings that no longer provide efficient workspaces due to their age and condition. Esh Construction began work in July after a nine-month period of design, proposals and consultations with a local design team. It is expected to be completed in the summer of 2024.
Esh pre-construction director Chris Hale said: “Our emphasis was to maximise spending in Tees Valley when procuring the project team, as such, we selected local consultants Stokesley-based P&HS Architects and Stockton-based Sine Consulting.”
Councillor Nigel Cooke, cabinet member for regeneration and housing at Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, said: “The purchase of Dunedin House has provided the council with a fantastic opportunity. It’s a chance to look at an existing building which is of a good standard and to bring it back into prime use.”