APD moves into new, purpose-designed offices

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

APD Communications has moved into new offices, in a move which the company hopes will be a springboard for further growth.

The new purpose-designed HQ, which is located in the shadow of Hull Minster, is described as an “aspirational working environment in the historic heart of APD’s home city.”  The move has brought the company’s 100-plus employees together under one roof, having been previously situated across two buildings at the Newland Science Park next to the University of Hull.

The first floor of the new facility is largely dedicated to software development, engineering and testing. This includes a test lab for the London Underground, for which APD manages communications between its tube trains and control rooms. The offices also include a presentation zone with tiered seating for developers, individual ‘think tank’ quiet pods, and a games room for employees.

Speaking of the offices, APD commercial director Rhiannon Beeson said: “Before, we were trying to fit the needs of the business around existing buildings. Now we have a building that has been purpose-designed for APD and our ways of working, with room for further growth.

“We’ve been able to provide a working environment of this quality because of the effort our people have put into growing the business over a number of years. This is something the teams have been working for – they’ve made this happen. Everything has been designed with staff feedback in mind.”

According to APD, the company also hopes that the new offices will “enhance [our] appeal as an employer of choice for tech talent.” The company is currently recruiting for a number of new roles including sales manager, service delivery manager, as well as software engineers.



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