Clarkson Evans, a UK-based electrical contractor specialising in new homes, has purchased a three and a half acre plot of land next to its head office, which it plans to use for future expansion.
The company, which is based at Anson Business Park in Gloucestershire, is set to use the land to expand its head office, although it admits that it is likely going to be a while before it is able to proceed on constructing the new HQ.
Clarkson Evans currently employs 850 staff, with its head office in Gloucestershire currently split between the offices at Anson Business Park and offices nearby at Meteor Business Park. The company hopes that the new site will eventually allow it to construct a purpose-built building for all of its head office staff.
Leigh Mason, technical director at Clarkson Evans, noted, “Acquiring a new site that is large enough to accommodate all of our head office functions has until now proved difficult. When this plot of land finally became available it was too good an opportunity to miss.”
Like many companies during the Covid-19 pandemic, Clarkson Evans has faced a hit to its finances. The company works with all of the UK’s largest housebuilders, including Persimmon Homes, Vestry Group and Taylor Wimpey, all which stopped working during the height of the first lockdown.
Leigh Mason admitted this has had an effect on the company, “While our current trading conditions remain very difficult due to the economic impact of Covid-19, we managed to secure funding to allow us to proceed with the purchase. It’s likely to be a while before we’re able to proceed with constructing a new purpose built HQ but nevertheless it puts the company in a good position for the future.”