Galliford Try leaves historic Wolvey base for new energy efficient offices

Topic Sustainability, People

Date 10 Dec 2021

Galliford Try has left its East Midlands base that had been within the company family for over 100 years.

The Building East Midlands and Security and Telecommunications business units, as well as teams from the Investments business and Group Services, including Fleet and Human Resources, have moved to new offices in the Gateway House development at Grove Park in Leicester.

The new workspace is energy efficient with internal green spaces and electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints, in line with the Group’s Sustainable Growth Strategy and move to an all-EV and hybrid fleet.

The previous Wolvey campus, in rural Leicestershire had been the original headquarters of the Galliford business, one of the founding businesses of the Galliford Try Group, and had been a major base for the business since around the time of the First World War. The new offices at Gateway House have been designed to retain that heritage, with the internal green space, and reclaimed elements of the old buildings.

Jon Marston, Managing Director for Galliford Try Building East Midlands, commented: “We are excited to be starting a new era for the business in our energy efficient offices at Gateway House. This move aligns with the overall Group strategy for reducing carbon from our operations, and gives us a modern workspace, fit for a business looking to the future.

“For those of us who have been with the business for a long time, it has been great that we have also been able to preserve a few memories of Wolvey, and the original Galliford business, within the new offices.”