A Bradford business will be expanding into new premises after acquiring Express Buildings in Baildon as part of a multi-million pound investment.
ACS, which specialises in office supplies, IT solutions and managed print services, will relocate from Bingley to the four storey prominent office building, which is situated on Otley Road and was formerly known as Butterfield House. The property was marketed by Dacres Commercial.
Harry Stevenson, Commercial Director of ACS said: “Our business is currently based at Aire Valley Park and it’s been a great location for us, but we have essentially outgrown the premises. It was this steady and consistent growth of our business, and the size restrictions within the existing business park that has forced a move.
“We are incredibly excited about the new office – it’s a significant step for us as we’re almost tripling in size. We have aggressive growth plans and remain incredibly confident we will continue to show sustainable, robust growth over the coming years, which is why we have invested approximately £800,000 in refurbishment costs alone, to Express Buildings.”
ACS’s investment will include a multitude of changes, aimed at achieving a working environment that promotes comfort and productivity for all its employees, customers and suppliers. Harry added: “We are literally creating a brand new, state-of-the-art office space to accommodate the thoughts and wishes of our 100 plus employees. Our first priority post purchase was to show our team their new home, but importantly give them the chance to provide feedback. It was imperative that everyone involved in ACS could visualise our future and embrace the intended investment.”
It was the sheer scale for company growth that attracted the business to the property. Harry concluded: “Our intention is to provide job security, but also create more jobs in general. We aim to increase employee numbers to 130 before the end of 2019, then another 20 plus jobs throughout 2020.”
Matthew Brear, an Associate at Dacres Commercial, said: “Express Buildings is an attractive building in a prominent location with plenty of car parking. It’s ideal as a high profile headquarters with an extensive glazed frontage that really makes it stand-out, and it’s great to see such a successful business like ACS make the move to Baildon. The future job creation will also benefit both local people and the local economy as a whole.”