Farsound has moved into their new 58,000 sq.ft. headquarters in Brentwood Essex, UK as of April 3, 2023.
The state-of-the art facility is located close to Farsound’s old HQ building and has been designed and built entirely from scratch. The building, which is considerably bigger than Farsound’s previous HQ, has capacity for expansion, with scope to add mezzanine floors and additional facilities as the company grows and recruits more people across all departments and disciplines.
The new HQ building has been designed with sustainability and eco-friendly construction at its heart. Solar panels on the roof provide electricity for power and lighting, EV charge points are installed in the car park for electric vehicles, and reclaimed greywater will be used for flushing toilets.
Meanwhile, staff comfort and good quality working conditions are also key factors, with many aspects of the new building designed to encourage a collaborative culture. Inside, the layout is open plan to allow for flexible working. An on-site canteen provides nutritious meals, while relaxation spaces, games rooms, gym facilities, yoga areas and attractive décor are all designed to enhance the working experience and support the health and wellbeing of Farsound staff.
Technology also plays a large part in the new facility with a focus on the latest IT and logistics systems. For example, the operations area in the new HQ building includes a £1.2 million robotic system for the automatic picking of aerospace parts.
“We are thrilled to be able to move into our new HQ in Brentwood, Essex. It has been more than a year in the planning and represents a significant investment,” said Kevin Sargent, executive chairman of Farsound. “We firmly believe that it will support our ambitious growth plans, as we expand our team, our services and our market reach, not only here in the UK, but around the world.”
Staff will work from the new building from the beginning of April, with a formal launch event planned for later in the Spring. Representatives from the local council will formally open the building then, while Farsound colleagues will be treated to a special drinks reception to officially welcome them to their new Farsound HQ. The building is the largest premises owned by the aviation and MRO logistics specialist company, which operates out of facilities in the UK, USA, Canada, Spain, Japan and Singapore.