New premises for SparrowsCompany News // August 24, 2012
Offshore lifting and mechanical handling services, Sparrows, has invested £2 million in new offices and workshop facilities to accommodate its rapidly-growing workforce.
The Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Bruce MP yesterday (22 August) officially opened Sparrows’ new premises, Foveran House, at Denmore Road, Bridge of Don.
The newly re-furbished building, which has over 1,000m2 of office accommodation with 635 square metres of workshop space and over 2,000m2 of yard space will also house Sparrows’ new specialist mechanical workshop.
Around 150 people will be based in Foveran House with functions including project and electrical teams, supply chain and learning and development.
Sparrows, which has recruited 95 people during 2012 with a further 143 vacancies to fill, now occupies almost 30,000 square metres of premises across several sites in Aberdeen.
These are the headquarters at Seton House at Bridge of Don, together with the adjacent Scott House, Foveran House and Tern office/workshop facilities, the large Middlemuir storage base and the Sparrows Training Centre at Tyrebagger.
Doug Sedge, chief executive officer of Sparrows, said:“The buoyant global offshore market and our extremely robust order book have given us the confidence to invest significantly in existing and new premises. Foveran House offers more space to house our rapidly expanding workforce. Our new recruits are bolstering our existing team to work on new and existing contracts and helping us gear up capacity for further new business.
“Our healthy figures and forecasts have placed us in an enviable position and this, combined with recent investment in people, premises and processes, help us become an employer and supplier of choice.”
Opening the new premises, Sir Malcolm commented: “Sparrows is a dynamic and enterprising local company who have achieved international recognition. They are an excellent example of the innovation that exists in this sector.
“I’m delighted to open this new office in Bridge of Don which will help Sparrows accommodate their growing workforce. I wish them continued success in the future and pay tribute to those whose hard work and skills have brought them to this point.”