Staff at Casey were delighted to move into their new "deep green" office block at head office in Rochdale.  Designs by Taylor Young for the new low-energy building were approved by Rochdale planners in 2009.  The building of a pair of two storey linked office blocks took 12 months, while staff continued to work in the original premises on what is now the car park. 

Sustainability has been central to this new design which is six per cent better than the required green standards for a naturally ventilated building.  The low-energy potential of the building is the result of a 'passive' building design combined with energy efficient building systems and services.  There is a sedum planted roof which will help save heat in the winter, keep the building cool in the summer, and look in sympathy with the surrounding countryside.

Simon Ramsden, Divisional Director at the engineering consultancy, Hilson Moran in Manchester, said, "The analysis and assessment work undertaken by our design teams has played a key role in achieving a building with the potential to significantly cut carbon emissions in use.  At the same time, the building services strategy has been successful in delivering the required balance between comfort requirements, fuel cost and plant space."

Staff say, "This is a great step up for Casey employees.  It's a much friendlier environment to work in!"