Work on new HQ for so­ci­ety con­tin­ues

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

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

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