After nearly 30 years in the same building, DAF Trucks has opened a new £20 million headquarters and training facility.
Located in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, the 50,000 sq ft building will house almost 200 people along with a technical training school, a contemporary auditorium and an entrance atrium designed to accommodate a DAF six wheel tractor unit.
The investment in the workplace was described by Robin Easton, managing director of DAF Trucks, as “a demonstration of the commitment to further strengthen DAF’s leading position in the UK market”.
Award-winning office design company Oktra and Maze Workplace completed the internal works and construction phases with Francis Hunter overseeing the project management of the development.
Internally, the space is a mix of private offices and open plan sit-stand work stations and houses a four-bay workshop offering training facilities for employees and DAF UK dealers.
“DAF has been the UK market leader for 23 consecutive years,” said Easton. “With this excellent facility, its dedicated staff and our tremendous truck manufacturing facility in Leyland, I am confident we will further expand this strong position in the United Kingdom.”