In response to rising demand for its formwork, engineering and scaffolding products in central and northern England, PERI UK has moved to larger, newly-built premises to continue to provide a high standard of technical support to customers.
The new site, which is located at Wakefield Europort, is a 3,559 sq ft facility which will house 11 technical staff and two technical managers. These experts will be dedicated to helping the construction industry overcome some of the challenges associated with more complex building designs and the requirement for bespoke and effective formwork solutions. The team will oversee the completion of technical and engineering drawings for PERI’s formwork, shoring and scaffolding products, providing additional support in the shape of tailored advice and local market knowledge to customers in central and northern England.
PERI’s new Wakefield office has opened at the same time as the company has invested in growth for its Chepstow office, one of four locations servicing the south of the UK. This is another area where demand for formwork and scaffold solutions is continuing to grow. In response, PERI has invested in more floor space and re-modelled the layout of the office to accommodate an increase in the number of technical staff. Both the Wakefield and Chepstow sites are part of PERI’s UK network of offices and depots, which are headquartered in Rugby. The global business has a presence in 95 countries, employing more than 7,000 people across the globe, 240 of these in the UK.
Speaking about the new office, Alasdair Stables, Managing Director at PERI UK commented: “Our continued success is testament to the hard work of the PERI team and the strength of our products. For us to sustain this growth, it is essential that we plan for the future and so the new office and Chepstow expansion was a very natural progression. We recognise that our biggest asset is our people and by investing in a modern, professional working environment, this reinforces our desire to be an employer of choice. In turn, this will strengthen our customer service in the years to come.”
PERI’s expansion comes at an important time, as more than 250 new high rise buildings are under construction or awaiting approval in London alone, according to a recent BBC Newsnight report. This increasing demand is also combined with an uptake in architectural concrete finishes as architects explore new ways to incorporate the material into their designs. The outcome of this trend requires PERI to provide greater technical support to customers so that all parties achieve their desired outcomes. Not only do systems need to be designed with adaptability in mind, but greater technical support is often required by contractors when it comes to maximising the concrete pour for greater efficiency.
As a global leader in scaffolding and concrete formwork systems, PERI is well positioned to deliver this support, having recently supplied equipment and expertise to the The Blavatnik School of Government project in Oxford, in addition to other projects which have required a specialist finish, or bespoke solution.