It will be built on the former Petrolite site at Knowsley Industrial Park. Morgan Sindall will build a three-storey 132,000 sq ft office block on the 15 acre site, as well as extensive car parking.
The project is due to complete in late 2014.
It has been designed to a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating, with sustainable technologies for power, heating and cooling, and the opportunity to link into a possible future on-site energy generation facility in a separate building. The design team is led by Fletcher Rae Architects.
Morgan Sindall area director Barry Roberts said: “The new Matalan HQ will be a bespoke, high-quality office scheme – fitting for a company of Matalan’s scale.”
Morgan Sindall is also working on a £7m project to expand Liverpool Science Park (LSP), building the four-storey Innovation Centre 3.