BASF UK to move to ‘connected’ business hub

Global chemical company BASF is moving its UK headquarters to Stockport later this year, after deciding to take a 21,500 sq ft building at the town’s new accessible business hub, Stockport Exchange.

BASF has 13 locations across the UK, including eight manufacturing sites, and has operated out of Cheadle, Cheshire, for more than half a century. More than 200 people are currently based in Cheadle, while BASF employs around 850 across the UK.

Richard Carter, managing director of BASF in the UK and Ireland, said: “We are looking forward to moving to this exciting new ‘connected’ location later this year. Our new office space in Stockport Exchange will feature open and collaborative workspace to enable new and more agile ways of working. The move to Stockport is part of an ongoing Future of Work project, which will deliver a better workplace experience through improved digitalisation, increased flexibility and empowered leadership.”

The wider £145 million ($189m) Stockport Exchange transformation, delivered in partnership by Stockport Council and national urban regeneration specialist Muse Developments, sits centrally to the council’s £1 billion ($1.3bn) regeneration programme. This includes a new transport interchange, which will build on Stockport’s connectivity.