Work on new HQ for society continues
HINCKLEY’S former Magistrates Court building is undergoing a transformation to become the new home of Hinckley and Rugby Building Society’s new head office.
Work has begun to remodel the Upper Bond Street building’s interior to be the new home for more than 100 staff members.
Part of the demolition has involved removing the cells which were once used to accommodate defendants, making way for almost 20,000 square feet of floorspace.
With the new HQ a third bigger that the existing one, the extra space gives the Society scope to continue growing its workforce and to enable it staff to work at their own desks or more corroboratively with colleagues.
Two training rooms are also being created to enable the Society to do even more inhouse staff development and all of the interiors will be lit using LED energy-saving technology.
Andrew Payton, deputy chief executive at Hinckley and Rugby, said: “With demolition work already complete, the exciting prospect of moving into our new HQ building is getting closer and we anticipate the modern environment will improve the way we work together every day.
“Many similarly sized building societies have relocated to the edge of our outside the towns they were founded in. We’re very pleased we will continue to be based in a prominent position in Hinckley’s town centre at the heart of one of the key communities we serve.”
Design director at Oktra North, Sean Espinasse, added: “The idea is to create an engaging environment for the Hinckley and Rugby team and for anyone coming through the front doors - a space that fully supports the activities of its workers and adds vibrancy and charm.”
Part of the renovation has involved removing the cells which were once used to accommodate defendants, making way for almost 20,000 square feet of floorspace