- Kia Motors moves to new, dedicated head office
- Three-storey building future-proofs Kia in the UK
- Move reflects the brand’s massive growth in the last six years
Kia Motors (UK) Limited has completed the move of its head office operation into a new, dedicated, three-storey building in Walton, Surrey.
Just five miles from its previous offices in Weybridge, Halfway Green in Walton future-proofs the company for at least the next 15 years with double the floor space and new state-of-the-art systems and services.
Paul Philpott, President and CEO said: “When Kia became a subsidiary of the parent company in late 2003 the business moved into The Heights in Weybridge and for many years that site proved to be a perfect home – but now that the brand has made its presence felt in the mainstream, with expected sales of 72,000 this year, it was time to look to the future.
“This move has been a year in the planning and the landlord has undertaken a major refurbishment of the Halfway Green site. With 31,000 square feet of space it has allowed us to invest significantly in new systems and equipment so that we can deliver outstanding support to our 175 dealers in the UK and to our customers and existing owners – as well as providing a modern working environment and first class facilities for our 150-plus staff,” he added
The move to Walton does not affect any of the company’s existing import and distribution operations whilst dealers and customers will not see any interruption to support services.
Kia were supported in the move to a new corporate home by Savills who provided real estate service and project management, Pringle Brandon Perkins +Will who looked after architectural, workplace and space planning needs , Od group for construction and fit-out work and Chapman BDSP for building services consultancy.
The new postal address for Kia Motors (UK) Limited is Walton Green, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 1FJ. All e-mail and telephone details remain unchanged
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