Geberit's Warwick site.
Geberit faces the future
Published: 18 May, 2009
WARWICK: Geberit celebrated the move to its new purpose-built UK head office and training academy in Warwick with an official opening ceremony. The company, which is also celebrating its 10th anniversary in the UK, relocated to Warwick from Kent to be closer to its customers.
The new headquarters, along with a distribution centre in Wellesbourne, provide a more central location with access to major transport networks. The event was attended by Bernd Kuhlin, a member of the executive board of the Geberit Group and the Mayor of Warwick, Anne Mellor, who together unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the occasion.
Designed by Archial Architects and named Geberit House, the building incorporates 12 500sqft of high specification office space. Taking advantage of the site surroundings, the design maximises daylight whilst controlling solar gain and provides a light, bright, pleasant working environment. Archial Architects assisted Geberit in obtaining a BREEAM rating of 'Very Good' for the building.
Geberit is a European leader in plumbing solutions, supplying plumbers, installers and retailers with a wide range of washroom, bathroom, supply and drainage products. The £2.5m building at Warwick will be the centrepiece and focal point for all Geberit’s training activity.
Mark Larden, UK managing director said: “Our Training Academy offers specialist training opportunities with robust and technologically advanced facilities, including a two-storey hydraulic drainage tower demonstrating plumbing practice and a practical workshop for hands-on experience, for all our customers and their customers."