Albion Square Whitehaven


Hurd Rolland Chartered Architects




Morgan Sindall PLC

Almost £3m of funding from Britain’s Energy Coast made in partnership with Nuclear Management Partners, has helped to pave the way for this major commercial office development in the heart of Whitehaven town centre by covering the costs of land purchase and site remediation.


Now completed, around 1,000 workers have moved from the Sellafield site to Albion Square.

BEC provided £2.9m for land assembly and site remediation, as well as a further £2.44m in gap funding – all through socio-economic funding from Nuclear Management Partners. It allowed construction to begin in April 2013 on the complex which consists of two four-storey office buildings totalling 100,000 sq ft. The office is sited in a prominent location on Swingpump Lane in the heart of Whitehaven’s Georgian town centre and is a key project contained within the West Cumbria Economic Blueprint.

The move is part of a wider review of security arrangements at the Sellafield site and also means that Whitehaven businesses will have the opportunity to serve a significant influx of people on a daily basis, making for a more vibrant local economy in the town.

Longworth was contracted to supply and install the pre-laq nova roofing and cladding, Kingspan composite panels, Kingspan Multibeam system, plant screens, hot melt roofing with ballast, Solar PV, handrails and fall arrest systems.

Pre-laq nova steel standing seam Albion Square
hurd rolland Albion Square
standing seam 2016 sellafield Albion Square
building envelope 2016 Albion Square
Solar PV Albion Square
SFS Kingspan Multibeam Albion Square
Steel frame and Kingspan multibeam SFS Albion Square
Standing seam build up Albion Square
Substrate Albion Square roofers


  • Prelaq nova steel
  • Kingspan Multibeam SFS system
  • Kingspan KS1100RL composite panel
  • IKO Permatec hot melt roofing with ballast
  • 10.26kWp and 7kWp Solar PV

What our clients say

"Longworth's knowledge, hands-on attitude and wealth of experience allows them to work with the architect and project team to turn complex designs into reality. We commend their positive and cooperative attitude towards design."

Jason Duggan - Architect, Capita Symonds