Matalan Headquarter Offices, Knowsley


Our client Maro Developments won Regeneration Partnership of the Year at the 2014 Knowsley Business Awards for this Matalan HQ Project at Knowsley Business Park. Hannan Associates were responsible for the MEP Services Design for the project which reached practical completion in December 2014, with the first staff taking occupation in January 2015.

We were part of the design team which was led by Maro Developments and included Fletcher-Rae Architects, Capita Symonds and Curtins Consulting.

The scheme formed part of the regeneration of the former Petrolite site and the Galaxy Distribution Centre, and incorporates the construction of a new 132,000 sq ft, three floor Head Quarter office building and car park for Matalan. The build also included a 100,000 sq ft extension to the neighbouring 500,000 sq ft Galaxy distribution facility.

The services were designed to accept a proposed CHP cogeneration, which provides electricity and district heating. An absorption chiller in the office building have been used to provide cooling. The office development was designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘very good’ environmental rating.

Galaxy Distribution Centre

The Galaxy Distribution Centre was originally commissioned circa 2010 as a speculative industrial unit of 50,000 sq metres, with the facility to extend in the future.

In 2013 as  part of a major redevelopment of the site and adjacent land, the building was extended to provide a new ‘Major Logistics’ facility for fashion retailer Matalan, with the adjacent site becoming the new home for their corporate headquarters.

The original building was extended to provide an additional 100,000sq ft of storage space, as well as Transport Offices, servicing, a new Gatehouse, and ‘off site’ highways infra-structure works. An extended Amenity Building was created to incorporate offices, training suites, canteen and changing rooms.


2014 Knowlsey Business & Regeneration Awards – Regeneration Partnership of the Year

About This Project


CLIENT : Maro Developments


ARCHITECT : Fletcher Rae


PROJECT VALUE : £22 million


CONTRACT DURATION: January 2012 – December 2014

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