15th November, 2019
Würth Elektronik relocate UK HQ to MediaCityUK’s ‘The Vic’
Würth Elektronik, a German manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, is to relocate its UK headquarters to the 6,000 sq ft top floor of Peel L&P’s recently redeveloped ‘The Vic’ in MediaCityUK.
The business, which has been based in Salford Quays for over 10 years, has experienced continued business growth and has committed to a 10-year lease at The Vic. The 50-strong UK team at Würth Elektronik, managed by James East, Emma Duffin, Glen Wallis and UK Managing Director, Martin Warrington, are facilitating plans for the next stage of growth for the company.
Martin Warrington, UK Managing Director for Würth Elektronik, said: “Although the 2019 market has been uncertain, our business model of forming strong customer relationships with technical knowledge backed up with industry leading service levels means growth is inevitable.”
Martin continued: “We love MediaCityUK and our people love being part of the thriving community here so when the opportunity came up to be based at The Vic, we knew we had to take it. Our employees are at the heart of our business and we know they appreciate the importance of places that support their working day as well as collaborative spaces for socialising and amenities to support a healthy lifestyle. The arrival experience is impressive and the new terrace at the back of the building overlooking the Quays is great. We can’t wait to move in.”
Peel L&P’s £9 million renovation of The Vic has transformed the building to support a healthy work-life balance with on-site amenities such as a new bike store, locker and shower scheme and an enhanced ‘Bean’ café offering on the ground floor. Further additions to the spaces include living green walls inside and out, a newly-landscaped waterside terrace at the rear for informal meetings and socialising and dedicated spaces to host fitness and mindfulness sessions such as yoga and pilates. Sustainability principles have also been designed into the fabric of the building including the installation of state-of-the-art energy saving equipment which forecasts a reduction in gas and electricity use of over 1 million kWh, which is nearly 600 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Tim Taylor, Leasing Manager at Peel L&P said: “The range of workspaces that The Vic offers from 6,000 to 83,000 sq ft, means that we have a flexible solution ready to go for all sizes of business, no matter the sector or style of working. What seems to be attracting interest for these businesses is The Vic’s focus on health and wellbeing with dedicated breakout and quiet spaces combined with great transport connections as The Vic sits directly opposite the Harbour City Metrolink stop.”
“We are pleased to welcome Würth Elektronik, their values of employee welfare and also their green plan credentials make them an excellent fit for The Vic and MediaCityUK.”
Würth Elektronik is backed by the privately-owned Würth Group; a £12 billion turnover business. Addleshaw Goddard acted as legal advisor for Würth Elektronik.