Workplace design of the year

Aluk’s new headquarters in Chepstow has just been named Workplace Design of the Year at the Insider Wales Property Awards.

This was a new category at the awards, introduced to celebrate the growing number of innovative, high quality office and workplace fit outs and refurbishments taking place in Wales.

The new 350,000ft2 Aluk facility represented the largest single investment in a manufacturing facility in Wales last year, and the judges particularly liked the new facade, paint line, maximised natural light, break out spaces, and more efficient factory layout.

Managing director Russell Yates said: “We worked incredibly hard with Rio Architects to realise our vision at Chepstow and it’s an honour to have all the time, investment and effort of everyone involved recognised in this way. Rio Architects did a wonderful job on our new home, and the award is certainly very well deserved.”

Aluk’s move to Chepstow was designed to boost production capacity, support innovations in product design, showcase products and provide additional warehousing and office space.