FMG, a provider of fleet incident management and specialist vehicle recovery services, has relocated to new headquarters at Bradley Business Park in Huddersfield.
The company has been based at St Andrews Road Bradley Mills since 2002 but the company has now outgrown this property, with 60 of its 400 staff operating out of a separate office in Huddersfield town centre.
The move to the 43,000 sq ft Broad Lea House will reunite staff under one roof and allow the national operator to accommodate a planned 10 per cent increase to its workforce.
Current occupier, Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group, is relocating to one wing of the building and a major refurbishment programme is now underway by WATERHOUSE. Led by THE Building Consultancy, Malcolm Hollis, the refit is expected to complete in September and will feature a new reception area, a serviced canteen, new training and meeting rooms.
John Keeton, operations director at FMG, said: “Our office relocation is the next exciting step in the remarkable story of FMG’s carefully-managed growth.
Also included in the deal was the acquisition of adjoining land from a third party land owner, to be developed by FMG into car parking facilities for staff.
Project – ENTRANCE/EXTERNAL & COMMON AREA REFURBISHMENTS
Client – CANMOOR CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP
Building Consultancy – CANMOOR ASSET MANAGEMENT
Major External Refurbishments to six of the Office Park Units (Houses) plus Common Area Refurbishments.
Alexandra House, Caledonia House, Gladstone House, Mayesbrook House, Richmond House & Victoria House
• Three new contemporary style steel and glass new build Entrances
• Four other glazed Entrances
• Three Common Area Refurbishments including feature tiling, toilets, landings, M&E
• Refinishing facades & facias to 6 Units
• External flagging and landscaping
• Street Furniture & Signage
• Enabling works for on-site café “Red Bean Café”
Waterhouse were again at The Yorkshire Property Awards at Rudding Park last Thursday 10th May 2018
Our guests were
Antony Pochin – Canmoor
Andrew Croxall – Waller & Partners, Architects
Richard Osborne – Jones Lang LaSalle
Tom Walker – Jones Lang LaSalle
David Bates – CBRE
Paul England – CBRE
John Waterhouse, Lewis Thompson and Phil Whitehouse
Project – NEW HEAD OFFICE RECEPTION, CAFÉ, BREAK OUT AREAS & SHOWERS
Client – HOMEGROUP
Building Consultancy – Cushman & Wakefield, Newcastle
Q.S. – Cushman & Wakefield, Leeds
Designers – SPLINTR, Edinburgh
Consulting Engineers – JCP Consulting Engineers, Newcastle
HomeGroup Head Office which is based in Gosforth , Newcastle Upon Tyne required a “fast track” Refurbishment of their Reception and Break Out Area. Working closely with the Cushman & Wakefield Building Consultancy Team we put together an intense Programme of works based on 24/7 working over 6 weeks to minimise disruption to their business. The dramatic Concept scheme was by Splintr Design of Edinburgh, but to achieve the deadline it was adapted by Waterhouse, the client and their consultancy team. With such a tight deadline we relied on our own in-house workforce, together with our preferred subcontractors to carry out the works. This combination ensured we had a team which worked well together, with trades supporting other trades under intense conditions.
For HomeGroup Staff to continue working during these works, we carried out enabling works providing Temporary Welfare facilities, a new Drying Room and Shower facilities to replace the existing. A Temporary Entrance and Fire Exit were formed.
The Main Works included a new Meet and Greet Area (no Reception counter) with an informal homely lounge area to one side for both visitors and staff. The other side included a new ‘Coffee House’ style servery with rustic timber tables and benching with a ‘snug’ area furnished with leather Chesterfields for staff and visitors to use for both lunches, coffees and informal meetings. A new Commercial Kitchen was built and installed to support this area. The exterior porch was modified and brick lined and conspicuous pair of green concrete Chesterfield settees placed in front of the entrance to suggest the ‘Home’ in Homegroup.
The overall effect was stunning and was received with surprise and delight by the Homegroup Staff and visitors alike.