Expansion may create jobs
Velux invests £7 million in new Glenrothes offices
New offices can accommodate an increase in staff
Roof window manufacturer Velux has unveiled a £7million expansion to its UK and Ireland head office building in Glenrothes.
A new customer service centre, training facilities, office space, meeting suite and a staff restaurant will be housed within a 3,500 metre new build structure, which Glasgow-based main contractor ISG will deliver by autumn 2019.
The building has been designed by Sinclair Watt Architects to sit alongside the existing head office, which features 200 of the company’s roof windows.
Mick Schou Rasmussen, managing director, said: “Once completed, the new building will provide our existing employees with a much improved working environment and accommodate any increase in headcount in the future.
“The new building has also allowed us to decrease our estate’s footprint by selling off a number of vacant buildings to growing local businesses, in turn boosting the local economy.
Councillor Altany Craik, convener of the economy, tourism and strategic planning committee at Fife Council, said: “It is fantastic to see a local business expanding and growing like this.
“This new building looks very impressive and showcases many of the company’s products.”