A £1.43 million refurbishment project is underway at Linde Material Handling (UK) in Basingstoke. Amiri Interiors, a division of Fareham-based Amiri Construction, has removed much of the internal walls, fittings and fixtures of the ground floor of one of the administration buildings in preparation to modernise the 13,000 sq ft area.
The plans for the refit include a new reception, catering area, breakout space, meeting rooms, ancillary spaces, and create modern toilet facilities. There are also planned modernisation works to the existing ground floor offices. Some external works will involve car parking and fencing.
Colin Blebta, finance director at Linde, said that the investment will enhance the working conditions and improve the experience for the high number of customers who visit the UK headquarters to view their demonstration facility for their award winning products.
“The buildings on site are a legacy from the former manufacturing location. That said, we still have a team of 200 based here in Basingstoke and the new facilities, including a meeting and presentation area will greatly benefit our business and our customers,” said Blebta.
Amiri Construction says it welcomes the new project and a return to Basingstoke. Director Mark Vincent said: “It’s a great project for our Interiors team that is on target to be completed in July this year. We’re very familiar with the town having carried out two projects, including the Construction Centre, at the Basingstoke College of Technology.”