Leading mechanical and electrical services provider J S Wright has expanded into another floor of its 17,500 sq ft headquarters building in Birmingham.
The 129-year-old company, which also has offices in Bristol and London, now occupies all three floors of Atlas House on Portland Street in Aston.
J S Wright had already been occupying the ground and first floors of the former Victorian bonded warehouse, which it moved to from Bartholomew Row in Birmingham city centre in 2006.
The 7,500 sq ft top floor is now home to the company’s mechanical and electrical project management and integrated management system teams. It also houses J S Wright’s new residential maintenance company Wright Maintenance, which serves homeowners and property managers across London.
The extra 50% of office space will enable J S Wright to accommodate its growing number of office staff, currently numbering 80 employees, in a business that has achieved a 70% increase in turnover over the past three years.
J S Wright has fitted out the new floor with new open-plan workstations, a large meeting and board room, breakout room and kitchen, while retaining original features including its 19th Century exposed brickwork, window openings and supporting cast-iron columns.
The company has also worked with its air conditioning partner Coolair Equipment Ltd in Cannock in installing the latest energy saving variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heating and cooling system using heat pumps from manufacturer Daikin.
Marcus Aniol, Managing Director of J S Wright, said: “This move will give us the room to ensure that we continue to provide the highest levels of service to our customers nationally, and it reaffirms our commitment to our roots as we approach 130 years as a Birmingham company.”
Founded in Birmingham in 1890, J S Wright designs, builds and maintains M&E services for the hotel, residential, social housing, student accommodation, leisure and commercial sectors.
The company was voted one of the UK’s Top Ten Specialist Contractors to Work For in the 2016 Construction Enquirer Awards and was a finalist in three categories in the 2018 H&V News Awards.