Tameside One (c) Agent

Tameside Council and partners have recently moved into Tameside One, a 15,000sqm office building designed by international design practice Ryder Architecture.

The scheme comprises the Joint Public Service Centre and an Advanced Skills Centre for Tameside College, both of which opened in March.

Tameside One (c) Agent
Tameside One (c) Agent

In addition to releasing the former 1980s administrative centre from its connection to the grade II listed Ashton Town Hall, Ryder’s design also retains the façade of the grade II listed former water board building, both improving the setting of historic buildings and enhancing the quality of the public realm around the building and the wider town centre.  The Joint Public Service Centre is a more cost effective and customer focused building than its predecessor – the new building is half the size of the previous council offices and offers improved pedestrian access to the town centre from the station and transport exchange.

Mark Clasper, director at Ryder and project architect, said: “It’s fantastic to see the building open to the public, and for the Tameside One colocation starting to deliver on bringing greater efficiency, economic prosperity and the transformation of learning and skills for the people of Tameside.  Having commenced work on the project in 2014, Ryder have seen Tameside One overcome significant hurdles at almost every stage of the project, so seeing people occupy the building makes this milestone all the more rewarding”.