PING Europe has announced the commencement of a multi-million pound building project to expand its facilities at the company’s headquarters in Gainsborough.
The new build stems from the continual growth of the business and will create substantial office and operational space.
The project will include a bespoke, new 2-storey office incorporating a central ‘hub building’ that will connect the new office with the existing building and serve as an employee social area with restaurant, lounge and IT facilities.
Furthermore, the current building will receive a face-lift by applying a cladding to the external walls that will match the new building. It was also be restructured internally to provide additional operational space.
The design includes extensive sustainable technologies including air source heat pumps, solar glazing and shading, rainwater harvesting/recycling, solar panels for hot water preheating and heat recovery ventilation systems linked to thermal storage. Energy efficient lighting and energy management controls will ensure the building has very green credentials.
John Clark, Managing Director of PING Europe, said: “John Solheim, Chairman and CEO of PING, is absolutely delighted to announce the expansion plans for our Gainsborough facility. Gainsborough has been the home of PING’s European operations since 1973 and we feel very proud to be a part of the local community.
“This is a hugely exciting time for our brand as we continue to grow in strength in the worldwide golf market. The expansion of our facility here in Gainsborough is a necessity and a great boost for our employees and the town. This project will deliver a headquarters of which we will be very proud.”
The scheme is due to start on site at the end of May and is scheduled for completion by March 2012.
PING Europe www.ping.com