Weston Group launches the Weston Innovation Centre,

Weston Group has launched the Weston Innovation Centre ,the volume housebuilder’s new state-of-the-art £40 million headquarters complex.

Providing a brand new £20 million 49,000 sq ft addition to the existing £20 million business park known as the Stansted Business Hub, the new HQ provides Grade A office space 'bristling with lifestyle facilities'. The new office has a hotel style entrance, brasserie restaurant, bar/lounge, multi-storey atrium with designer staircase and gymnasium with luxury changing facilities: arguably the most luxurious housebuilder HQ in Britain.

Given the increasing popularity amongst employees for working in a smart office environment which offers all the benefits of home, or a luxury hotel, Weston Group decided to create an outstanding new headquarters building which would exceed staff expectations and deliver a really enjoyable and exhilarating place for work, downtime and productivity. The Weston Innovation Centre is the result of this forward-looking approach to attracting employees of the highest calibre and retaining and growing them within the Weston Group business.

Weston Group financed the building of the new HQ from the HSBC Green Loan scheme (which supports sustainable projects) and the building has a BREEAM rating of VERY GOOD. The basement parking facility has charging for electric cars and Weston is committed to meeting government targets to shift the group’s car fleet to electric cars, with a first phase of this implementation consisting of the group board directors’ cars all being switched over to electric vehicles within the next two months.

Weston Group have sold the Weston Innovation Centre building to Uttlesford District Council and then leased the building back from the Council, providing Weston with headquarters premises and the Council with a long term investment asset.

The Weston Innovation Centre was formally opened at a socially distanced VIP event on the 24th of September, attended by local Councillors and dignitaries. The new headquarters will allow the group’s staff to safely work and social distance from one another whilst still being able to enjoy their state-of-the-art office environment and amenities.