Vivalda Group plc, the UK’s largest distributor of architectural facades, has confirmed the relocation of its headquarters from London to Birmingham. The business, which was named as one of the UK’s most inspiring companies by the London Stock Exchange*, has a turnover of more than £30m and employs 30 people at its new offices in Nechells.
The company acquired the 28,000sq m site last year and has since been busy renovating 6,000sq m of office space as well as the site’s manufacturing facilities. February 2018 marks the official opening of Vivalda’s new operational HQ in Birmingham.
Ben Jayes, managing director of Vivalda Group is delighted with the move. He said: “While we founded the business in London back in 1999, we found that high rents, poor road links and a transient workforce were all holding us back.
“Having operated a manufacturing centre in Birmingham for some years, we’ve always known that the city boasts a huge pool of talent, which was a major consideration in the relocation of our UK headquarters from London. Our new freehold premises in Nechells also gives us room for expansion into 2018 and beyond. The central position of the new HQ, near to the motorway links also makes life a lot easier from a transport perspective.”
Vivalda provides high performance facades to many high profile building projects across the UK. As the UK’s number one supplier of rain screen cladding and facade panels, Vivalda prides itself on offering a genuinely independent service to contractors in support of specifiers and architects. Products supplied by Vivalda include Marley Eternit, Cembrit, Rockpanel, Trespa and Fibre C. Vivalda also owns the PURA Facades brand.
VivaIda Group has a turnover of more than of £30m and employs more than 100 people across its eight locations in the UK and Ireland.