Perfect fit for Henry Boot following HQ relocation
Property group Henry Boot has completed the relocation of its head office to the Isaacs Building, part of the Heart Of The City development scheme in Sheffield city centre.
The group has taken 12,800 sq ft of space across the top three floors of the seven-storey Isaacs Building.
Over 90 people from across its group of businesses will be based at Isaacs.
The office move aims to support Henry Boot’s growth plans by encouraging greater collaboration and cohesiveness across its network of teams and businesses, as well as attracting new talent and supporting retention.
Staff based in the Isaacs Building will benefit from the building’s collaboration zones, breakfast bars, cycle storage, changing facilities and shower rooms.
The move will also play a significant role in the company’s aim to reduce its carbon footprint and support its goal of being net zero carbon by 2030, with an expected carbon emission reduction of 79% compared to the former HQ at Banner Cross Hall.
Henry Boot’s new city centre location also takes the firm back to its roots, bringing it closer to its original headquarters on Moore Street.
The Isaacs Building was built between 1904-05 by paperhanging merchant David Isaacs and has recently been refurbished and extended to provide over 38,375 sq ft of workspace.
Tim Roberts, chief executive officer, Henry Boot, said: “As a business with over 137 years of history, we understand the importance of the need to adapt and evolve in order to progress and succeed.
“Our relocation epitomises this forward-thinking approach, marking a major investment in our people and reaffirming our commitment to minimising the environmental impact of our operations.”
Design studio, Incognito developed a detailed concept design brief for the building after conducting a workplace consultancy process, including stakeholder engagement, tours and additional design workshops. The office fit-out was subsequently completed by ADT Workplace.
Howard Powsney, director at Incognito, said: “From the outset we were fully engaged with Henry Boot, which significantly helped shape and develop this game-changing workspace.
“We are incredibly proud of the new HQ and its ability to connect colleagues and clients through a variety of work and social settings.”
George Tilbury, project director at ADT, added: “We were happy to partner with Henry Boot to help create its new workplace in the Isaacs Building and have loved working with the team to bring the design to life over recent weeks.
“We’re excited to see what the future holds as the team settles into their new home.”