Client: Wigan Council
'Performance + has helped us refine our brief to achieve greater efficiencies and savings through our ambitious portfolio rationalisation programme. With the assistance of Performance + we will have moved from 1 person per 24 sqm to 1 person per 8 sqm, along with desk
sharing and task based working.’
'Cultural Change Through Physical Adaptation’
+3 Architecture are continuing to capitalise on their expertise and skills in the
civic and community sector with the commission to design the new Town Hall in Wigan. Working alongside Drivers Jonas Deloitte, Cundall and Appleyard and Trew the project involves the comprehensive refurbishment of the existing Town Hall to create a new civic and administrative hub in the heart of the town centre for up to 600 members of staff.
The new facility brings together a range of council departments, activities and services in a single, centralised location and builds on the success of the Wigan Life Centre and Healthy Living Zone. The new development helps to achieve a sustainable future for Wigan through the delivery of high quality, urban regeneration which will add to the facilities, image and economy of the town.
The design combines the best of the old and the new – retaining the historic character and features of the existing building but at the same time creating a modern, efficient and inspiring workplace that helps to maximise the performance of staff and in so doing improve the delivery of services to the wider community.
+3A’s Performance + team have carried out an extensive range of interviews and questionnaires to ensure that the new facility will reduce the requirement for physical work space, is tailored to meet the physical, spatial and cultural needs of Council staff, maximises the performance of individuals, teams and departments and improves the delivery of Council services.
The scheme is being delivered by ISG and is due for phased handover from autumn 2014.
Number of buildings:
Total Area (SQM):
Workspace (SQM per person):
Cost (per person per annum):
24 > 4
41,000 > 11,500
26 > 8
£4,200 > £1,300