20 Manvers Street Gains Award Winning Occupants

21 Nov 2016

Bath and North East Somerset Council are pleased to announce that two of Bath’s award winning companies will be moving into 20 Manvers Street, which is currently undergoing refurbishment.

The Council’s Economic Development team have worked actively over the past couple of years to meet the business requirements of DC Thomson Consumer Products and Chase de Vere.

DC Thomson Consumer Products

With over 250 staff based in Bath, DC Thomson Consumer Products is a multi-national business that creates and distributes consumer products for children and adults in the categories of books, stationery, gifts and toys.  It comprises two international companies, Parragon and Wild & Wolf.

This state-of-the-art office will allow the business to bring staff from four separate Bath offices together under one roof.  The new HQ will house Parragon, one of the UK’s leading children’s book publishers, that creates its own award winning books as well as publishing books for big name brands such as Disney, Marvel and Nickelodeon. It will also act as the HQ for Wild & Wolf, the UK’s leading premium gift and accessories company which works with major brands such as Ted Baker and Orla Kiely, as well as developing its own branded ranges sold around the world.

Local workspace design company, Interaction, will fit out the new office space by September 2017.  

Chase de Vere

Founded in Bath in 1983, Chase de Vere is a national Independent Advisory Firm, with offices spread across the UK. The company currently has more than 70 staff in their Bath branch, and will be moving into the top floor of 20 Manvers Street when the contractors finish in April 2018.

20 Manvers Street

Beginning life in the 1970s, 20 Manvers Street stood vacant before Bath architects Stride Treglown began remodelling. The building is set to be completed by 2017, and will provide up to 45,100 sq ft of Grade A Office space. 

The Reception

The new reception will have a modern glass theme; full height glazing will provide a memorable first impression reflective of the overall vision for the building. The spacious new foyer should breathe life into the older building, whilst the glass design will ensure an elegance that allows 20 Manvers Street to fit nicely with the beautiful Bath aesthetic.

The Fourth Floor

The fourth floor, which was originally a residential penthouse, is currently smaller than the other floors. The project will extend this floor to accommodate a working environment, and it will follow the glass motif of the reception; full height glazing will give a wonderful view of Bath’s skyline and surrounding greenery. 

Brilliant Environmental Ethics

Stridge Treglown will also be enhancing the building’s energy performance to ensure a BREEAM rating of “very good” at the least.

To ensure this, the property will boast a large solar panel rooftop array. The property is one of only a handful in the city to have solar panels, making it quite unique in relation to environmental standards.