£7m HQ refurbishment starts to take shape
The £7 million refurbishment of SCC’s global headquarters in Birmingham is on schedule, a third of the way through the programme. Europe’s largest IT solutions provider, SCC, announced the refurbishment in November 2019, with its commercial premises in Tyseley undergoing a complete remodel and upgrade as the latest part of a long-term regional investment strategy by the multi-award-winning business. The main building has been stripped back to its shell – leaving just the exterior walls and two-storey floors, in preparation for structural changes and new state-of-the-art facilities. First fix for the containment of wiring has taken place, as well as markings out to create cuts in the floor for power. As well as refurbishing the two existing buildings, a new link building will complete the project and provide a walkway, reception area and feature entrance. SCC has been headquartered in Birmingham since its incorporation in 1975 and is now a £2.2bn turnover company, with 5,500+ employees and businesses in the UK, France, Spain, Romania and Vietnam. Now one of the Midlands’ largest employers, SCC has employed 50,000+ people in the region during its 45 years in Birmingham. The Rigby Group-owned company has also invested £100m+ in the local community, offered hundreds of apprenticeships, donated £1.5m+ to charitable projects and reinvested millions in its headquarters. The refurbishment programme is also providing significant employment opportunities for both suppliers and local businesses around the region, with the majority of sub-contract labour and materials sourced from within 30 miles of the site. SCC Chief Executive James Rigby said: “There is much excitement within the business, as we witness the refurbishment taking shape and start to realise its full potential. SCC is a leader in technology and our new headquarters will reflect this – the high-spec refurbishment will provide a purpose-built environment that truly meets the needs of the business. We’re proud to be investing even more in a community that we’ve called home for 45 years and look forward to the refurbishment continuing on schedule.” Watch the video to see progress so far, more updates to follow over the next few weeks.