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Visit to Formica Group – New European HQ

Visit to Formica Group – New European HQ

Formica Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of High Pressure Laminate and the only one of its kind in the UK. New Zealand Group, Fletcher building, which owns Formica Group have confirmed their commitment to the North East by guaranteeing to invest £40m into the new European Headquarters, including a factory upgrade and innovative new offices. Formica Group are also very proud to be members of ‘Made in Britain’ which works to promote, support and unite the British manufacturing sector in both the UK and around the world.

On Tuesday 6th June, Properties Unique were invited to attend the opening of the fantastic new HQ and we were certainly not disappointed. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendly and helpful team and were privileged enough to be privy to a presentation, from Peter Rush (President of Formica Group EU). We were then invited to have a guided tour of the exceptional new offices, which have been custom designed to compliment the original architecture of the buildings, dating back to 1945.

Properties Unique have been providing accommodation to Formica Group employees for several years now, specifically to those coming from overseas, who require temporary accommodation whilst they are based at the North Shields HQ.

Similarly to Properties Unique, Formica Group pride themselves on providing both their customers and suppliers with outstanding customer service. Peter made it clear that the service Formica Group offer to their customers is at the heart of their culture and they are always willing go that extra mile.

Carmen of Formica Group, who is currently staying in one of our Quayside properties commented:

‘My stay at Properties Unique has been fantastic, I am actually quite sad to be leaving in the next few weeks. They looked after me since the very first moment I landed in Newcastle 6 months ago. The apartment is cosy and comfortable making you feel at home. Not to mention the location! I have been able to enjoy the Tyne river; its bars, festivals, streets markets or just jogging along it after work.

Whenever something wasn’t working at the apartment, it will be fixed in the next couple of days. I would definitely recommend Properties Unique for anyone who is thinking about moving to Newcastle for the first time or just wants to move into a new place.’

We certainly look forward to continuing our relationship with Formica Group and playing an active role in supporting their development.