Gas storage firm moves to business park by Humber Bridge in 'major leap forward'

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 15 Dec 2017

Gas giant Centrica Storage has moved into a new hi-tech office at a Hessle business park in a bid to make a “major leap forward”.

Employees have moved into the purpose built offices at the growing Bridgehead business park close to the Humber Bridge.

The building was designed by Hull development company Wykeland Group, owner of the business park, to create a future-proof digital working environment.

Centrica Storage managing director Greg McKenna said: “We’re delighted with our new offices, which represent a major leap forward in the quality of our working environment and our use of technology. We now have offices in keeping with a division of a FTSE 100 company.

“Bridgehead is an excellent location for our employees and visitors alike, with great transport links and all the facilities and connectivity to create a digital office fit for the future.

“This move has enabled us to bring all our teams into one place in a vibrant, highly-professional, collaborative environment surrounded by other successful companies.

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“We have the perfect base for our business now and into the future, as well as an environment that supports a healthy, motivated and productive workforce.”

Centrica Storage is as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centrica Plc, the parent company of British Gas. Centrica Storage operates the Rough reservoir under the seabed in the southern North Sea.

The company also operates two offshore platforms and a major gas processing terminal at Easington on the East Yorkshire coast.

Centrica Storage Managing Director Greg McKenna, left, and Wykeland Group MD Dominic Gibbons in one of the breakout areas at the new offices

The firm has moved its operational support base to Hessle having outgrown its former offices in Hedon. The 20,000 sq ft, two-storey building provides professional accommodation for up to 200 people.

Dominic Gibbons, managing director of Wykeland, said: “We’re pleased a business of the size and standing of Centrica Storage has chosen Bridgehead as the perfect location to consolidate its teams.

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“The presence of Centrica Storage adds another blue chip brand and further value to the commercial community at Bridgehead.

“This design and build project illustrates the opportunities and advantages Bridgehead offers for businesses looking for state-of-the-art accommodation at an accessible, high-profile location with excellent facilities and superb broadband connectivity.

“Centrica Storage has demonstrated how a new-build office can achieve a step change in working environment and practices, with digital technology to the fore.”

Centrica Storage joins a community of businesses at Bridgehead, including Beal Homes, bathroom retailer Victoria Plum, the John Good Group of companies, Rofin-Sinar, office technology company IT@Spectrum, IT services and telecoms company The One Point and SGS International.

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The latest addition to Bridgehead is the £3.9m Ergo centre which is being developed by East Riding Council in conjunction with Wykeland and is due to open in early 2018.

More than 800 people now work at Bridgehead and ultimately, between 2,000 and 3,000 will be employed at the business park.

PPH acted as letting agents for Wykeland, while BNP Paribas represented Centrica Storage.

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