Preparing ground for new headquarters building in Maylands

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Construction work for a state of the art new company headquarters building is due to begin in the next few months.

Henkel, famous for brands including Loctite and Sellotape, is planning on relocating its workforce from other sites in Aylesbury and Hatfield to Hemel Hempstead.

A spokesman for Henkel, which already occupies a site in Wood Lane End on the Maylands business park, said preliminary work has begun on making the site ready.

The spokesman said: “Preliminary work has begun and construction is scheduled to commence in the coming months with completion scheduled for Q3 (July-September) 2014 .

“The building will be the new UK headquarters for Henkel, reaffirming our commitment to Hemel Hempstead.”

The new building, for which planning permission was obtained last year, has been designed by a company called Cornish Architects.

They are aiming to get the wow factor in what is a prominent part of the estate.

The building currently houses a Henkel industrial process department. The new HQ will continue to house many of the functions already based in Hemel Hempstead.

Henkel, a German-owned company, owns 15,465 sq-metres of land immediately to the East of the decked car park which serves the Dixons building.