Staff from Cornwall’s largest firm of chartered accountants Winter Rule have been packing their bags for the move to brand new offices.
Winter Rule, which employs 90 people, has replaced its old 1960s Lowin House office on Tregolls Road in Truro with a new landmark building that has doubled the floorspace and will cater for future growth of the firm.
Staff have been working from temporary offices across Truro for more than a year following the demolition of the old building last summer and the construction of the new Lowin House on the same site.
Winter Rule’s 30-strong corporate team has just moved into the three-storey, environmentally-friendly building. The remaining staff will follow by September 1 including specialist teams for tourism, GP practices, charities, farmers, solicitors, personal finance and the licensed trade.
Winter Rule chairman John Mitchell said: “We’re delighted with the new Lowin House and would like to thank all our clients and staff for their support during the build.
“By consolidating all our operations into a modern, purpose built office we will be able to enhance the service we provide our clients and we look forward to welcoming them to our new facilities when everyone has moved in. This investment underlines Winter Rule’s commitment to Cornwall and the region.”
Winter Rule will be holding open days for clients to come and view the new offices during September and a series of open events for professionals in the autumn.
Lowin House occupies a prominent position on the approach to Truro city centre and has a host of environmental features.
The building has been designed to make maximum use of natural light, cutting down on the amount of artificial lighting and harnessing sunlight to heat the building, reducing energy costs. There are high levels of insulation, including double glazing to minimise heat loss, and natural ventilation.