Britain’s HS2 high-speed rail line forced a move on the IM Group and meant it had to find a new home for its 250 staff, and it found the perfect location – the Fore Business Park just off the M42 on the outskirts of Solihull which is currently owned and managed by IM Properties. The IM Properties in house project delivery team, alongside a team of trusted consultants, worked hard to deliver a brand new campus facility for the IM Group of companies. Every last detail of this project has been designed and executed with quality in mind. The new campus creates a truly modern and flexible working environment for staff, encompassing the highest quality of design and amenities. This new location is a place for the business to flourish for the future.
The IM Group moved in to their new home on July 22nd 2019 and Project Director Majella Lynch said:
“A major challenge was to find a location that would offer the countryside feel currently enjoyed at IM House. At Fore Business Park we will have managed to replicate the environment with its country park setting. Where Fore differs from Coleshill is that it’s much closer to local services and is within walking distance of Solihull.
“The new development forms a campus style layout, with three bespoke buildings, the HQ, a training academy and apprenticeship centre and the new UK Christian Vision charity office. The new HQ building will be approximately 16,000 sq ft larger than the present office to allow capacity for the future growth of the business.”
“The new offices are purpose built for us and included key advances. For instance the large, open central area in the current HQ can be noisy and distracting at times. Our new office has a presentation area which is open to everyone across the Group, but is separate from the working office areas.
“The new HQ will certainly be more ‘user friendly’ with informal meeting rooms, break out areas and many communal spaces. A new state-of-the-art canteen will be a major feature on the top floor together with a gymnasium. This building will have the well-being of the employee at its heart. Happy staff, comfortable in their surroundings and encouraged to work collaboratively, will promote the productivity of the business and generate a greater sense of empowerment and loyalty.”