One of Hull’s best performing companies of the past decade, SGS International will be relocating its European HQ into new offices at Bridgehead in Autumn 2015.
The company, a world leader in the production and management of brand communications, has signed a lease agreement with the Bridgehead developer, Wykeland Group, for a new-build 18,000 sq.ft office building.
Another Hull company, PDR Construction, has been appointed main contractor and construction work is well under way. The new building will be almost identical to the headquarters of Victoria Plumb, which moved onto Bridgehead last year.
In keeping with the park’s green and sustainable strategy, the building has been designed to achieve BREEAM “Very Good” and Energy Performance Certificate “A” Ratings. It will have a highly efficient heating and cooling system, optimal insulation, a solar PV installation, electric car charging point and all surface water drainage will be via natural soak-aways within the landscaped surroundings.
Brian McGrath, SGS Managing Director, Europe, said “We are excited to be relocating our European Headquarters to the prestigious Bridgehead Business Park, which is regarded as one of the greenest business parks in the country.
“As there was never any intention of moving away from the Hull area, it was imperative that we secure premises in the city, which would accommodate a doubling of employees, and allow further expansion in the future. We could not have found anything more suitable or as accommodating than Wykeland Group’s Bridgehead development.
“SGS International has, over the past ten years grown from a small team of print and graphic specialists, to one of Hull’s major employers, the increase in staff have been driven by the client’s demands and the fact that the Hull team has been recognised for its high level of service and expertise.”