Glencar replaces Midas on £23m Stihl HQ project

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Glencar has replaced collapsed steadfast Midas arsenic the main builder for German power-tool shaper Stihl’s caller £23m UK headquarters.

Midas, which was based successful Devon, entered into medication successful February, aft struggling with the postponement oregon hold to contracts during the COVID-19 pandemic, making 303 radical redundant.

The steadfast had been appointed to conception Stihl’s caller warehouse and Surrey office successful December 2021. It was primitively expected to statesman moving connected the tract successful February.

However, Glencar has confirmed that it volition present pb the operation of the 121,000-square-foot tract successful Camberley, adjacent to the A331.

It comes aft Morgan Sindall announced successful March that it had taken implicit the construction of a edifice successful Devon from Midas.

Speaking astir the declaration award, Glencar managing manager for London and the South Roy Jones said: “Stihl are satellite leaders erstwhile it comes to chainsaws and plot powerfulness tools, mounting the modular for implicit 90 years, truthful Glencar is some honoured and arrogant to person been appointed to plan and physique their caller office and organisation facility.

“This state-of-the-art task goes to service arsenic a further illustration of our design-and-build credentials and proven quality to conception buildings tailored to our customers’ exacting specifications. We look guardant to moving with Stihl and the extended task team, and delivering connected clip and to budget.”

The development, designed by Hale Architects, volition see 97,000 quadrate feet of warehouse space, which volition usage state-of-the-art picking and retention systems to maximise productivity, ratio and usage of space.

An adjoining 25,000-square-foot office volition big dedicated retailer grooming facilities, an on-site restaurant, flexible collaborative workspaces and a method workshop.

New car parking, a work yard, landscaping and the operation of a caller entree from the adjoining A331 are besides progressive successful the build.

Stihl GB managing manager Kay Green said: “Stihl has enjoyed a sustained play of maturation successful caller years and, arsenic a consequence, we person outgrown our existing warehouse and bureau facilities.

“Our caller purpose-built office represents a important superior concern and is simply a committedness to the aboriginal for our section workforce. This cutting-edge installation volition let america to program for galore years of aboriginal growth, which volition proceed to payment the section economy.

“We are delighted that we were capable to unafraid a suitable tract successful Camberley, and we’re looking guardant to moving with Glencar and seeing operation progress.”

The caller installation is expected to instrumentality 42 weeks to build, with completion expected by May 2023.

In April, administrators’ documents revealed that Midas owed much than £60m successful indebtedness erstwhile it collapsed, including £4.5m to erstwhile employees.