Binding Site relocates to Birmingham city centre
In March 2011 The Binding Site Group, a manufacturer of immunodiagnostic products (with a global turnover of around £43 million), is moving its headquarters to larger, more eco- friendly premises in the centre of Birmingham, UK. Having achieved double digit growth for many years, well above the industry average, this Specialist Protein Company, is re-housing its 380 UK-based staff into a new 6 storey building that will fulfil their needs for growth over the foreseeable future. The new site is a reflection of the company’s success and shows its commitment to Birmingham (having its roots at the University in the 1960s), to its staff and customers, and to its future growth.
The new building just off Five Ways in Birmingham has an impressive range of sustainable features and a BREEAM* rating of ‘Excellent’. It was built with a focus on key issues such as energy and water consumption and has provisions for rainwater harvesting. The building meets strict carbon emission restrictions and has solar control glass to minimise heat gains, while ensuring natural levels of daylight. The provision of bicycle racks and excellent local public transport links enables employees to limit their impact on the environment when travelling to and from work.
An opening ceremony will be held in March together with a celebration of Binding Site’s 3rd Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
Binding Site will remain a highly responsive and supportive partner to its customers, distributors and other stakeholders both during this relocation and into the future.
*BREEAM (Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method) is the world’s most widely used means of reviewing the environmental performance of buildings and is regarded as the measure of best practice in environmental design and management.