MRO Management

Farsound moves into new UK headquarters

Farsound has moved into its new 58,000sq ft headquarters in the UK.

The facility in Brentwood, Essex, is located close to Farsound’s old HQ building and has been designed and built entirely from scratch.

The new building 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.

Farsound said the new HQ building had 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, Farsound noted, with many aspects of the new building designed to encourage a collaborative culture. Inside, the layout is open plan to allow for flexible working.

Farsound has also focused on new technology, including “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,” said Farsound’s executive chairman Kevin Sargent. “It has been more than a year in the planning and represents a significant investment. 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.”

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.

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