Seco is a Warwickshire based, Swedish precision engineering firm. It had acquired two rather tired and dull 1960’s industrial units in Alcester, Warwickshire. We were appointed to transform them into a state-of-the-art UK headquarters. As lead consultants, Wylde IA designed the interior and external spaces, landscaping and work on the building’s façade.
The design, for which we have won several awards, includes a new reception (complete with a bespoke staircase designed in partnership with a local artist), a technology & production centre, meeting, exhibition and auditorium suites, open plan office accommodation, café, break out areas and a gymnasium.
We transformed the car park at the front into a wild flower meadow designed to soften the building, replicate the local geography and encourage wildlife. Environmental impact was carefully considered throughout the project even down to the chosen coffee supplier – a local company with their own plantation, ensuring profits from Seco Tools sales filters back into the local community.
Richard Jelfs – Managing Director Seco Tools (UK) Ltd said:
“The Team at Wylde IA delivered a truly outstanding environment for work, rest and play. They enabled us to move from a large, cellular 1960’s office block and manufacturing facility into a state-of-the-art 35,000ft² office and technology centre. They have transformed two rather dull, industrial steel sheds into the most amazing, agile and truly inspirational space.”
“Wylde IA has created an environment for agile working meaning employees can get away from their desks and work anywhere, including outside. We now have an engaged, active workforce who see the business as family. Staff welfare is at an all-time high and productivity has increased. Wylde IA understands the entire process and has incredible attention to detail…and they’re great fun to work with!”