Michael Flippo - stock.adobe.com
SCC has decided that the time is right to upgrade its Birmingham HQ, with the firm splashing out millions on refurbishing its offices.
The firm has been based out of the Midlands since it started in 1975 and has already invested plenty over the decades in people and property but is now looking to target a couple of buildings that have a heritage spanning back to the 1980s.
The channel player has committed £7m to stripping back its single and two storey 1980s buildings to their original structures with each of the offices also getting a spruce up inside with complete internal remodeling.
There are also plans to create a link building between the offices that will also incorporate a new entrance and reception area.
“This project has been planned meticulously and I’m thrilled that it is finally underway. SCC knows the importance of having a headquarters that reflects the company, our growth, and the innovative nature of the services and solutions we offer. And we’re proud to be investing even more in a community that we’ve called home for almost 45 years," said SCC Chief Executive James Rigby.
SCC has looked to keep the investment local and the majority of contractors and sub-contractors working on the refurbishment are coming from within a 30 mile radius. Building contractor Speller Metcalfe has been given the project brief and has started work on the refurb, which should be completed by the summer of next year.
The building work is happening against a background of a decent 2019 for SCC with the firm continuing to reap the rewards of moving more towards a managed services model.
Full year results for the SCC EMEA group for the financial year ending 31 March 2019, which were released in the summer, showed revenues coming in at £2.2bn and EBIT of £28.2m – a 1.7% growth year-on-year.
Even before the focus moved to the bricks and mortar and the idea of upgrading the physical infrastructure the group had made significant investments in its own IT systems over the last fiscal year to ensure capability to meet future customer demand.