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Osier House is a work hub owned and operated by Braintree District Council, providing office space for new and existing companies looking to develop their businesses within the local area of Sible Hedingham. The building was delivered as part of a Section 106 agreement for a neighbouring housing development by Bloor Homes, who were obligated to provide additional employment opportunities for local residents. The project was to be a landmark building for the regeneration of a large area which used to house a former window factory.
The scheme had multiple stakeholders and future unknown tenants who all had different requirements for the building. As the tenants of the space were speculative at the time of the brief development an adaptable general arrangement with various room sizes and ancillary spaces available.
We provided a versatile and adaptable floor plan with various office sizes and meeting room capacities situated throughout the building, generating a versatile arrangement that can accommodate numerous tenants of various sizes. STOAS worked closely with the Design Team, Braintree District Council and other stakeholders to ensure a high quality, modern design for new Work Hub that provided space to institutional standards. The project also achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’ highlighted the sustainable nature of the works and its material selection.
“This business hub allows us to offer practical support to local start-ups and small businesses looking to grow in the more rural communities within our district. It has the potential to generate more local jobs and will be a real boost to this village community. We wish all these businesses the very best for the future.”
Cllr Tom Cunningham
Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Infrastructure at Braintree District Council