Stihl GB has announced its plans to build a new 11,500m2 purpose-designed headquarters and warehouse facility, near its current premises in Camberley, Surrey.
The site will be home to nearly 100 employees and is due for completion in December 2022.
The new 9,000m2 warehouse space will utilise state-of-the-art picking and storage systems to maximise productivity, efficiency, and the use of space. It will boast dedicated dealer training facilities, an on-site restaurant, flexible collaborative workspaces, and a technical workshop.
All logistics will now be consolidated onto one site, meaning a speedier and more efficient delivery service to the 700 strong Stihl dealer network.
The new HQ secured planning permission in 2020 and boasts first-class environmental credentials including BREEAM Certification, the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for building projects.
Two-thirds of the total roof area (1,600m2) will be covered with photovoltaic solar panels to provide power to the new facility, with additional provisions for 26 EV charging points.
The new headquarters will also be connected to Blackwater railway station by a dedicated cycle path and will feature landscaped gardens with native shrubs and trees and a wildflower meadow which forms part of an integrated flood risk mitigation zone o the former Thames Water Utilities site.
The company aims to relocate to the new facility in January 2023.
Kay Green, managing director of Stihl GB, said: “Our new purpose-built headquarters represents a significant capital investment and is a commitment to the future for our dealers and end-user customers. We’re looking forward to seeing work get underway on the construction of our new premises early in the New Year.”