Buccleuch Property refurbish Benton House with significant carbon improvements

We are pleased to share news of the recently completed refurbishment of Benton House, Newcastle which was delivered in conjunction with Argon Health.


Circular economy

Following circular economy principles, the refurbishment has focused on reusing and repairing materials while reducing the carbon impact of the building and running costs for the tenant. The work has resulted in an 82% reduction in the carbon intensity of the building and has improved the EPC rating from a D to a B. Additionally, the building is now capable of being operated with net zero carbon emissions.

The comprehensive refurbishment included a CAT A office fit out on the upper two floors, comprehensive upgrading of M&E throughout, installation of new lifts, repairing the terrazzo flooring staircase, dedicated staff break out spaces on the upper levels and the creation of a welcoming new reception and lobby area. Externally the upgrades were striking with the building being repainted and new windows being installed throughout. A feature entrance and improved access to the front and rear of the building along with the provision of new showers, toilets, lockers and cycle storage completed the transformation.

As a result of these works, the local NHS Trust has signed a new lease over the whole building with the investment being forward sold to Primary Health Properties PLC.