SES Engineering Services relocates all York operations to under one roof
Engineering specialist SES Engineering Services (SES) has announced the relocation of its York-based businesses and central functions to a newly refurbished office.
SES recently signed a 10-year lease to occupy new office space within the Aviva building at Moorside, Monks Cross.
The move brings together over 140 employees, who had previously been based in different city centre locations into a newly refurbished building, as well as creating space for further expansion.
The office’s open plan layout, break-out spaces, a café style kitchen and dining area have been created as well as flexi-space meeting and training rooms, each one named after a regional landmark where SES has an office.
This includes The Shard, The Angel of the North, The Bullring and The Queensferry.
Jason Knights, managing director for SES, said: “Our team worked closely with our in-house specialist fit-out company Smartspace, developing the building fit for the future environment for our people. The building provides an enhanced design to better reflect SES’ leading edge and growing reputation for innovation.”
Steve Joyce, SES’ business director North, added: “SES has been a major employer and a York-based company for many years and once the leases on our former premises were coming to an end it was hugely important for us as a business and an employer to retain our strong presence in the region.
“It was equally important that our new offices should reflect SES as a forward-thinking, contemporary, innovative company that not only moves with the times but sets the pace.
“The open plan office lends itself to greater communication between departments, easier interaction to openly spark ideas and problem solve. Also, the stylish break-out spaces encourage relaxed social interaction between our employees, which is great. I’m a firm believer that your place of work should be somewhere you don’t mind spending time.”
Gary Edwards, Smartspace’s project lead, also commented: “This has been a challenging project to work on, not least because of the turnaround time, but one which has benefited from the client’s input and a truly collaborative approach.
“I’m confident that between us we have successfully created a working environment that brings two centres of operation together who are used to working separately, to support the continued success of the company.”