Following 10 years of continuous expansion at its former location, A.C. Lighting moved to a new headquarters located less than two-thirds of a mile from the previous location on the western side of High Wycombe in the U.K.
The new building has undergone extensive remodelling to increase the floor space by over 40% to 37,000 sq ft. The construction project lasted five months and has created two floors of offices, manufacturing facilities for the production of cables and color scrolls, a new service center, and substantial warehousing. The layout also includes a demonstration facility, with adjacent training rooms and a reception area.
The warehousing facilities are fitted with high bay and pallet racking to maximize storage capacity and provide materials handling efficiency. Special cable drum storage racking has been installed, with capacity for up to 60 large cable drums. The goods receiving, shipping, and packing areas are larger as well.
The provisioning of a new IT infrastructure and telephone system has involved the installation of approximately six miles of twisted-pair cabling and a high-speed digital link to the Northern Region sales office located in Leeds.
At the inauguration of the new building, which has been named ‘Centauri House,’ David Leggett, managing director, commented, “This is the culmination of many months of concentrated effort by everyone involved. It gives me enormous satisfaction to move A.C. Lighting into a location which provides a high quality working environment for a loyal and dedicated workforce, and provides excellent facilities to receive visitors and demonstrate our extensive product range.”
A.C.Lighting’s new headquarters are located at:
High Wycombe, Bucks
HP12 4HQ England