Security giant picks Warwickshire business park for European HQ

New Zealand-based security giant Gallagher is set to relocate to a Warwickshire business park which will be home to its European headquarters.

Gallagher, which operates across 160 countries worldwide, has chosen a ‘built to suit’ unit at Tournament Fields.

Having exchanged contracts for the multi-million-pound freehold unit, the company will make the premises its UK & European HQ.

Sackville Developments (Warwick), part of Clowes Developments secured planning consent for the new 24,000 sq ft unit during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown period for a hybrid two story building with additional planning permission to extend the unit by a further 10,000 sq ft in the future.

The deal marks the sixth international organisation to make the move to the business park.

Developer Paul Shanley said: “Tournament Fields is a thriving business park located adjacent to Junction 15 of the M40 motorway, south west of Warwick town centre. The park benefits from direct access to the Midlands motorway network and excellent transport links to Warwick and the surrounding areas, which makes efficient business logistics a seamless process.

“As experienced national developers, we have an eye for identifying strategically located business parks opportunities which tick the boxes for our target market.

“Gallagher will be joining international organisations such as Semcon, Eagle Burgmann, Geberit, GFA, 3P Innovation and Scholastic, who have all moved to the park in recent years.”

Benniman is the design and build contractor appointed for the project, and will begin works at site in September with a client handover expected in summer 2021.