Air Business moves to new head office following SEC Interiors fit-out
Air Business has moved to its new home, The Beacon in Hatfield, following an extensive CAT B interior fit-out by SEC Interiors.
Established in 1986, Air Business is a market-leader in global mail, fulfilment, distribution and subscription management. Previously based in St Albans, the new Head Office will act as the main facility for Air Business’ fulfilment and distribution service.
The name of the new facility, The Beacon, is in recognition of the site’s local history, having been part of Hatfield Aerodrome. The Hatfield Beacon used to alert pilots fly testing planes during WWII.
Over a 2 year period, SEC Interiors has worked with Air Business to design and build the complete CAT B fit-out of the purpose-built facility in Hertfordshire which has included:
- Significant electrical installation throughout the offices and fulfilment warehouse for Air Business’ machinery and server networks
- Full ground floor office fit-out below the structural mezzanine significantly increasing office capacity, including additional print rooms, staff break-out space and office administration
- Bespoke fit-out on the 2nd floor including glazed silicon jointed partitioning creating senior management offices and meeting spaces
- HVAC installations throughout
- Full flooring and decoration installation
- A complete office furniture package across the facility
- Bulk very narrow aisle pallet racking installation
Staff were relocated in stages, with the facility officially opening on Tuesday 18th September.
Lenka Booker, Customer Experience Director, who has lead the project for Air Business and worked alongside SEC Interiors’ Design & Project Delivery team commented:
“I am so proud of what we’ve all achieved and it’s so rewarding to see everyone excited about The Beacon. Throughout the build, we have kept our core values in mind, one of which is accessibility. We really look forward to welcoming all our customers to visit the new Head Office in the near future.”
Russell Coleman, Sales Director at SEC Interiors who designed and developed the interior fit-out added:
“We are delighted to have supported Air Business on this extensive fit-out and wish them all the best in their new facility. Not only does this mark a new chapter for Air Business but it is one of the most complete projects SEC Interiors has ever delivered in terms of the spectrum of our services for both office and industrial fit out. It is even more pleasing that it is completed with another growing business in our Herts, Beds and Bucks heartland.”
The below photographs show The Beacon before works commenced. Our full project case study will be coming soon.