Having reached full capacity at its 10,000 sq ft head office site in Tamworth by the end of 2018, Scolmore had its sights set on another building at the same location which, at 25,000 sq ft, would more than double the capacity for the company’s new headquarters. The aim was to commence work in September 2019 to extend and refurbish the new building, with the relocation of all staff due to take place in early 2020.
While the building transformation went ahead, the plans to move staff in were inevitably delayed when the first of the national lockdowns was imposed in March 2020. However, having made the decision to invest in the significantly larger new site to futureproof the company for continued growth and expansion, Scolmore found itself in the fortunate position that once restrictions started to be lifted and staff returned to work, it could very comfortably accommodate the rapidly increasing number of staff, whilst operating within the regulations required for social distancing and safe practice in the workplace.
At the same time as it expanded the footprint of the office space, the company has also dramatically increased its warehouse capacity at the Tamworth site.
Commenting on the new premises, Steve Taylor, logistics director for Scolmore Group, said: “We feel very fortunate that, having made the decision in 2018 to move to larger premises to accommodate our growing business, we were able to fulfil this much needed relocation.”