Leading health technology company and key partner to the NHS, Royal Philips, has today announced its new UK Headquarters in Farnborough, Hampshire. The new HQ will bring UK employees together in a new purpose built and dynamic facility.
As part of its criteria for selecting a new office space, Philips searched for a business partner that shared its focus on environmental issues. The office refurbishment undertaken by Federated Hermes at Ascent 1 secured a BREEAM rating of excellence which was a key consideration for Philips UKI.
Philips will benefit from installed solar panels to offset energy usage, added electric vehicle charging points and natural habitats that are protected and encouraged, both around the office and in shared outside spaces.
Neil Mesher, Philips UKI CEO said: “Our new Headquarters, situated in the heart of Farnborough’s business district, will not only support our current and future growth, but also provide a collaborative environment that can enable us to easily adopt the working practices of the future.
“Although the COVID-19 pandemic has seen many companies consider an indefinite future of working from home, close conversations with our employees has revealed a strong desire for an office base, which is supported by the flexible and agile working policies that Philips UK has long championed.
“We believe there is a future role for collaborative office space, and we want to provide our employees with a comfortable, modern workplace befitting who we are and reflecting our commitment as a leading health tech company and partner to the NHS.”
Leo Docherty, MP for Aldershot said: “I am delighted to welcome Philips UK to Ascent 1 in the Farnborough Aerospace Centre. The decision to relocate their headquarters here clearly demonstrates the attractiveness of Farnborough as a leading centre of business. As a key partner to the NHS, supporting it through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, I share their vision to improve the health of the nation and create healthy communities, not only in my constituency, but across the UK. I look forward to working with the Philips team on a range of local and national issues.”