Purpose designed facility

STIHL GB has announced the completion of its 11,500m2 purpose-designed headquarters and state-of-the-art distribution centre.

Located in Camberley, Surrey, Contra House will serve as their new home.

The company says the expansive site, now ready to welcome nearly 100 employees, features dedicated dealer training facilities, an on-site restaurant, flexible collaborative workspaces, and a cutting-edge technical workshop. The 9,000m2 distribution centre incorporates next generation picking and storage systems. STIHL say this consolidation of logistics onto one site will result in a speedier and more efficient delivery service to their 700-strong Approved Dealer network.

Kay Green, managing director of STIHL GB, said, “We are thrilled to announce the opening of our new purpose-built headquarters, marking a significant step in the company’s history. This state-of-the-art facility epitomises our commitment to innovation and sustainability, ensuring unparalleled levels of support for our dealers and end user customers.”  

The company boast that Contra House stands out not only for its modern design and functionality but also for its dedication to sustainability. Numerous environmental features have been incorporated, aligning with what the manufacturer describes as their "dedication to responsible business practices".

Achieving BREEAM Certification, the sustainability assessment method for building projects, the facility has two-thirds of its roof area (1,600 square meters) covered with photovoltaic solar panels, harnessing solar energy to power the entire facility. Anticipating the growing trend toward electric vehicles, the site is equipped with 21 electric vehicle (EV) charging points and the capability to add more in future.

Promoting sustainable commuting options, the new headquarters is connected to Blackwater railway station by a dedicated cycle path. Additionally, the landscaped gardens feature native shrubs and trees.

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