BASF provides a wide range of raw materials to most industries in the UK, including agriculture, automotive chemicals, construction, energy and pharmaceuticals, and has committed to supporting the regeneration of Stockport town centre with this move to Stockport Exchange. The decision was taken to relocate to a reduced footprint, in a lower energy modern building, to realign with the company’s corporate global strategy and ‘future of work’ concept. BASF was also keen to promote greater use of public transport in travelling to work, alongside the social and economic benefits of being able to use the town centre amenities.
The brief for 5plus was to deliver a welcoming, calming, homely and engaging environment that would support agile and collaborative working for BASF’s 200+ employees.
‘BASF made the decision to change the way it operated in the UK and Ireland in line with a realignment of our Global Corporate Strategy in 2019,’ Chris Skurray, BASF Facilities Manager UK & Ireland, says. ‘As a result, our ‘Future of Work’ concept was developed, designed to bring our new global strategy to life.