Scania GB Limited has confirmed development and construction of a new UK headquarters and support centre in Milton Keynes.
The development, designed and built by UK construction firm Kier, will be based on the existing site where Scania has been present for 36 years, and the current office facilities and car park will be joined by a new 54,754sq ft three-storey HQ with a 4,718sq ft facilities building. Work is expected to be completed by the summer of 2018, and when finished the outgoing facilities building will be demolished to leave a modern and welcoming work environment. The building will be mostly open-plan, with steel and composite metal construction and a three-storey open atrium.
Scania currently employs more than 230 people in Milton Keynes and the ongoing relationship with the city as one of its major employers is one of the key reasons for the firm retaining its existing location.
Claes Jacobsson, managing director for Scania GB Limited commented, “As one of the UK’s leading commercial vehicle suppliers and one the longest established companies in Milton Keynes, this development reconfirms our commitment to both our industry and the area in which we are based. The premises are being constructed to an extremely high environmental standard, and as such will serve us for many years into the future as we continue to support our customers with an ever-growing and developing range of innovative and sustainable transport solutions.”