Flagship E.ON headquarters a landmark project despite challenges

At 105,000 sq ft, Trinity House in Nottingham city centre is one of the largest pre-let offices outside London. The flagship development, the new call centre headquarters for energy company E.ON, is designed by maber architects, and comprises eight storeys of Grade A office space.

The landmark build occupies a challenging city centre site adjacent to Nottingham’s Grade II listed Guildhall in the new business quarter, kick-starting regeneration of the area.

Mark Hobson, Managing Director at maber, said:

“Trinity House is designed to be a high quality, iconic building that will make a positive contribution to its surroundings. I believe we have achieved this, with a development that is environmentally sustainable, as well as securing 600 jobs here in Nottingham.”

The project faced many challenges – its city centre location, the proximity of the neighbouring buildings (the majority of which were to remain occupied) and the adjacency of the Listed Guildhall building.

The maber design envisages a modern and vibrant working space with efficient occupancy density and flexible layout. Workers benefit from full height glazing and a central atrium that afford high levels of natural light.

The building provides a mix of cellular and open plan styles, with formal meeting rooms, informal meeting spaces and training suites.

The project achieved ‘BREEAM’ excellent accreditation, an Energy Performance Certificate rating of ‘A’, and has Secure by Design certification. It won this year’s RICS East Midlands Commercial Award.

  • Local Authority: Nottingham City Council
  • Client: E.ON
  • Architects: maber
  • Developer: Miller Birch
  • Contractors: Bowmer & Kirkland
  • Civil & Structural Engineers: BWB Consulting
  • Project & Cost Manager: Gleeds
  • Consultant Engineer: ESC