We’re looking forward to what the year has in store… but for the first News & Media post of 2016 we’re looking back at one of our award winning projects at SECO Tools UK. This week we’re looking at the article written for the BCO Awards covering Wylde IA’s success as the Regional Winner for Corporate Workplace in the Midlands and East Anglia.
“The project team did exceptionally well in blending together a specialist industrial facility with a dynamic business place that offers a rich variety of working environments. Whilst clearly part of a large international organisation the team has achieved an outstanding result which has its own identity.
In his own words, the UK chief executive of this Swedish tool manufacturer set out to create: ‘Work surroundings that make us feel good, excite us and empower us’. The building does this in abundance and pays credit to this admirable philosophy.
The building is tucked away on an industrial estate on the outskirts of the small Warwickshire town of Alcester. A total relocation would have been the easy option but the project team had the vision to rejuvenate the two industrial buildings and the site within which they sit.
The result enables collaborative working and knowledge sharing in an inspirational environment, encouraging the Seco team to develop best practices in its core business.
The staff needs have been truly taken care of; there is an on-site gym, wonderful catering facilities – which even include an ice cream machine- and stimulating breakout spaces. The creation of a wild flower meadow at the front of the site, giving the occupants a wonderful aspect, was an inspiration.
Seco strives for high efficiency in the use of energy and natural resources in accordance with the ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ principle and this building helps it achieve this.
As part of a large international organisation the team has achieved an outstanding result which has its own identity. This development is a shining example of how to rejuvenate intelligently a tired industrial building. “