AHDB moves to £5m headquarters

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has moved to new headquarters at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.

The new £5m premises, which are leased from LaSalle Investment Management, mean that for the first time since the creation of the levy board in 2008, all 325 AHDB staff at Stoneleigh Park are in one building.

Chairman of AHDB Peter Kendall said: “This is another important step forward in helping to make AHDB a more cost-efficient and effective organisation for our levy payers.

“The building has delivered all the communication teams sitting together, all the R&D teams together, for the first time in open plan working spaces – so there are no barriers to communication, helping to promote a more inclusive and open culture. And at no extra cost.”

AHDB added that the building is environmentally friendly and has been designed to reflect its needs and complement the rural setting of Stoneleigh Park with the use of local and natural materials.

The construction of the new development, which is the first major new building to be constructed on Stoneleigh Park in a decade, started in July 2013, and was completed in October 2014. It is a ‘significant milestone’ in LaSalle Investment Management’s plans to turn Stoneleigh Park’s into a centre of agricultural excellence.

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