Enabling works have now commenced on site at Lansdown House, Bumpers Farm Chippenham for the new Head Quarters development for the Woods Group and Valldata Services.

The new state of the art facility will provide modern accommodation for around 200 employees, highly efficient production space, using the latest technology in security and IT systems.

Woods Group and Valldata Services provide market leading charity fundraising services for major UK charities. This development marks the next step in the growth plans for the Woods Group, having acquired Valldata. Ian Scarr, Managing Director at Woods, commented “We are thrilled to bring Valldata and its reputation for excellence into the Woods Group, reinforcing our commitment to the charity and not-for-profit sector through targeted investment. Together, we offer many years of experience and a team of over 200 talented and dedicated experts, the combination of which provides a sector-leading supplier that has a pedigree like no other for supporting charities in their vital work.” The new Headquarters for the group will enable us to bring both businesses together in a purpose built efficient environment enabling us to deliver the very best service standards”

The 50,000sq ft facility will provide office accommodation, production space, and a world class efficient response handling capability. Whilst meeting modern environmental standards, the building will also provide a range of enhanced staff welfare facilities.

Woods Group have been supported by property experts GVA providing a range of property and project management services, and a dedicated professional team including Expedite PS, Mildred Howells and Co, Hydrock, TLT, and their construction partner, E G Carter & Co Ltd. Completion is targeted for Summer 2018.

Tim Scruton, Senior Director at GVA, commented “The search for a new HQ site began in 2015, and commencement this month represents a real milestone in the growth of the company. These are exciting times for Woods and Valldata and we look forward to helping them every step of the way”.

Mark Harries, Construction Manager at E G Carter & Co Ltd said “We are very proud to be involved in the construction of the new headquarters for Woods and Valldata in Chippenham. Working with the project team, we will deliver a building of an industrial design which consists of a steel frame, composite clad envelope, aluminium framed curtain walling and concrete floors. Internally the office areas will provide a mixture of large open plan spaces complimented with smaller more private workspaces, all with a very contemporary feel. The project is on programme to be handed over in July 2018.”