VINCI Building have successfully handed over Ellesmere Port’s Public Sector Hub Building to a delighted client, Cheshire West and Chester Council.
The building has been named “The Portal” reflecting the name of the town often referred to as The Port whilst also being an entrance and a building bringing a range of partners together to deliver services, help and support.
The 52,000 sq ft structure will be used as offices for the council and when it opens this Spring, The Portal will be a base for local public and third sector organisations such as Citizen’s Advice, Job Centre Plus and the Work Zone.
An important part of the project was the construction of the new bus facility on Civic way which opened earlier this year with new modern shelters and real time bus information. The Portal was then built on the site of the former bus interchange.
The project has been delivered to a BREEAM Very Good rating with sustainable features including solar panels, an air source heat pump and multiple electric vehicle charging points.
There are plans for a formal opening ceremony, including unveiling of the public art installation and associated artwork in spring 2022.
“This new building is part of the huge regeneration taking place in Ellesmere Port, this construction generated £5.3 million local spend, provided 27 local jobs, 106 apprentice weeks and opportunities for local schools and colleges to learn more about the construction industry.”
Councillor Louise Gittins, Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council
Date: 06 January 2022