New Ecclesiastical Insurance office begins to take shape

14 October 2019

Gloucester-based financial services firm Ecclesiastical has today released a new video showing the progress of its new head office.

Steel frame construction of new Ecclesiastical office

The firm, which is currently based at Beaufort House in the city centre, announced plans in October 2018 to move to a new purpose built office building at Gloucester Business Park in Brockworth. Almost a year on, Ecclesiastical has released video footage showing how its new office is taking shape. 

Contractors Kier Construction have completed the groundworks and construction of the main steel structure is almost complete.

Commenting on the progress, Caroline Taplin, Group HR Director said: “We are really pleased with the progress of our new head office building and it is wonderful to see the building start to take shape. The new office will provide a modern and spacious environment for our colleagues to thrive in and support the delivery of our long-term ambitions as a business.”

Planning permission for Ecclesiastical’s new office site, which includes 500 parking spaces, was granted in February this year and in June chief executive Mark Hews and some of the firm’s Gloucester-based staff held a ground-breaking ceremony at the site. The project is expected to take about 18 months to complete with Ecclesiastical due to move in at the end of 2020.

James Raven CEO, Arlington who own the site, said: “It is a privilege to be able to work with Ecclesiastical and deliver their vision for providing a better working environment for their staff. We are passionate about creating inspiring places to work and this office will set new standards for the City.”

Last week, (10 October 2019), the project was recognised as Property Deal of the Year at the Insider Media South West Property Awards 2019.