Latest News | 25 October 2022

Architects submit designs for firm’s new HQ

Share this post:

Matthew Montague Architects has submitted plans for the refurbishment of the headquarters of a growing Derbyshire IT firm.

Proposals have been lodged with Chesterfield Borough Council for a comprehensive revamp of Old Birdholme House, in Derby Road, Chesterfield.

The building is the HQ of CCS Media, a technology and supplies reseller, which has been based in Chesterfield since it was established almost 40 years ago.

The company, which delivers IT solutions and services to organisations across the UK, is understood to be the largest independent employer in Chesterfield.

Matthew Montague Architects was instructed by the firm to prepare a detailed scheme for the sensitive alteration and refurbishment of the Grade II-listed Old Birdholme House, parts of which date back to the late 17th century.

According to Matthew Montague Architects, heritage reports state the building was originally a dwelling and later a mansion house.

It said there is still evidence of this as the present-day offices are “quite cellular in nature, with various small spaces, rooms and offices”.

The firm said its proposals seek to “strike a balance between functionality and form, creative design and fulfilling the needs of the business while retaining original architectural details and finishes”.

Matthew Montague said: “The time, costs and complexity involved in altering and upgrading a Grade II-listed building should not be underestimated.

“You can’t cut corners with listed buildings. This project will be a significant investment for CCS Media.”

A decision on the planning application is expected early next year.

Related Articles...

This will close in 0 seconds