Following the complete transformation of three former mills in East Yorkshire, rural broadband specialists Quickline Communications has finally opened the doors to its new headquarters.
It signals a huge expansion for the company which has already more than doubled the size of its workforce this year to over 130 people and has plans to double that again over the coming year.
Chief Executive Sean Royce said:
“This is such an essential and positive move for us and we’re delighted to finally be in. Having grown so quickly, we simply didn’t fit in our previous offices anymore. Albion Mills is a much bigger space, is easy to get to and allows us to manage our next recruitment phase more easily. But it is much more than this. It is about investing in our people, making them proud to work for Quickline. We want to make this a great place to work and for our people to want to be together.
“Since the pandemic, we have developed a flexible working approach and we want people to continue to work from home, but also to have a dedicated workspace where they can collaborate, create solutions together, build strong relationships and have some fun with their colleagues. Indeed, for many of our people, it will be the first time they have met their colleagues in person.”
Quickline say the more rural location of its new home also brings them closer to the communities they serve. Sean Royce continued:
“There’s such a great atmosphere at Quickline, a real buzz, and everyone’s excited to be part of our ambitious plans and future growth. Finally, we’d like to thank local firm Chameleon Business Interiors who we commissioned to design and fit-out services for ournew workspace.”
Kevin McIntosh, head of design at Chameleon, said:
“We harmonised our designs with the original features in the building – highlighting the exposed brickwork and bringing focus to the oak beam roof trusses. Everything we’ve done has complemented the history of the building.
“The new space now boasts a mix of cellular and open plan workspaces, an impressive mezzanine break out space and a welcoming meet and greet area, giving Quickline’s staff and customers an office environment that really works for them and accurately reflects the business and its vision of the future.
“It’s been a fantastic project to work on and we’re delighted to see it complete.”
The move also comes a year after new owners Northleaf Capital invested £500m into the business, allowing Quickline to accelerate plans to bring lightning fast broadband speeds to over 500,000 homes and businesses in rural communities where a significant digital divide still remains.
For more information, please visit our new website www.quickline.co.uk or call 01482 247365.