Leading access lift company, Axess 4 All Ltd, has moved up in the world into prestigious Victorian premises in Loughborough, following a deal secured by local surveyors Mather Jamie.
Axess 4 All Ltd has made Chapel House on Leicester Road, one of the most recognisable buildings in Loughborough, its new Head Office, after moving from a high end industrial unit on the northern outskirts of Leicester.
The impressive, Gothic Revival style, Grade II listed building, located just inside the entrance to Loughborough cemetery, will house 14 staff from the leading UK platform lift supplier, which is part of Cibes Lift Group, the largest platform lift company in Europe.
Jason King, Managing Director of Axess 4 All, said, “As part of a respected international firm, we were searching for an iconic UK Head Office which would better reflect our standing.”
“When we saw that Chapel House, which is recognised as one of the most beautiful period buildings in the county, was available through Mather Jamie, we realised it was ideal for us.”
Designed by Bellamy and Hardy, and described by celebrated architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as being “unsurpassed by any other building erected for the same purpose in the kingdom” in his 1960 book Buildings of Leicestershire and Rutland, the former chapel was restored and modernised at the end of the millennium after falling into disrepair.
Alex Reid, Commercial Property Director of Mather Jamie, said, “Chapel House is a local architectural gem, and it’s a real privilege to let this unique Loughborough property to Axess 4 All.”
The comparatively recent restoration of the 2,347 sq ft premises means Chapel House has thoroughly modern features, including gas central heating and underfloor heating, plus up to fifty phone lines and high speed internet capability, interior insulation, fitted carpets and double glazing.