It was a fresh start for the whole team this year as Clegg Associates began the office move, waving good-bye to the beautiful setting of our old office in Wylye and saying hello to Trowbridge! Wylye had been an idyllic office for well over twelve years; quite often a woodpecker would pass by the window, or we would see a rabbit or ferret wander the grounds. However, our successful growth strategy had seen us outgrow the office; what used to be three members of staff quickly became four, then five and now eight!
Moving to Trowbridge has had its advantages though. We are located directly adjacent to the railway station allowing staff to travel to and from work via train, and two members of staff currently walk to work.
“I really enjoy walking to work on a sunny morning” said Liam, one of our Engineers. “It takes me no longer than the journey used to take me driving to Wylye. I save on fuel and I get some well overdue exercise! I have to admit though, I do drive when the weather looks a bit risky!”
Additionally, being closer to Bath, Bristol and Gloucester gives us the opportunity to expand our professional network, meeting new Architects, Contractors and Clients almost daily from the surrounding area. It also allows us to employ more staff as we are only thirty minutes from Bristol on the train.
We are hopeful that the move will aid our future growth prospects and we continue to enjoy being far more connected to the local community. A daily Metro from the railway station is also improving our crossword skills! (photograph shows the Mayor and Town Clerk welcoming us to Trowbridge)