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Specac's new science and innovation centre opens


When Make UK member Specac Ltd selected Office Profile to design their new headquarters, they collaborated to create a state-of-the art manufacturing facility with increased production capacity and a modern, creative office space. Now as active members of Make UK’s growing manufacturing community, the regional membership team, led by Jim Davison look forward to connecting Office Profile with a network of potential buyers, suppliers and decision makers who share a passion for manufacturing. 

Specac design and manufacture laboratory optic equipment for markets around the world. An ambitious business with a focus on growth, the brief for the Science and Innovation Centre at Orpington, required a flexible layout for office and warehouse staff, whilst incorporating complex mechanical, electrical and extraction equipment for the manufacturing team. 

As specialists in workplace interiors for the commercial sector, the team at Office Profile successfully completed the design and build project. The finished design included an office area with a reception feature wall, relaxed reading corner, a large canteen area and an acoustic folding wall in addition to specialised manufacturing facilities. 

UK manufacturing will adapt and thrive

At the opening ceremony Make UK CEO Stephen Phipson, commented “The UK has a proud heritage of innovation making us the ninth largest manufacturing nation in the world and the fifth largest exporter. We have a few challenges in front of us, however, we will adapt and we will thrive. This new advanced manufacturing facility is a celebration of the confidence Specac has in that future, and I am sure Specac will continue to be one of our success stories.” 

Office Profile specialise in workplace consultancy and interiors for the commercial sector. They create inspiring work environments that improve business performance, promote efficiency and creativity, retain and attract talent and reduce absenteeism.

Read more about how Office Profile delivered an inspiring workplace environment at Specac

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