South Yorkshire surveyors open new purpose-built HQ

28 June 2017

A surveying and engineering company has invested £500,000 in a new purpose-built headquarters in South Yorkshire.  

1st Horizon, which specialises in 3-dimensional laser scanning of buildings and surveying for underground pipes and cables, has turned a former fizzy drinks factory in Barnsley into its new home.

The company will officially open ‘The Old Pop Factory’ on 6 July where it will invite customers to see the new premises and watch demonstrations of its full product range in action.

Set up in 2006, 1st Horizon employs 30 staff including five apprentices who now work at the state-of-the-art facility.

The company was one of the first in the UK to invest in 3D scanners which are used in anything from sewage works and reservoirs, to supermarkets and schools. It has recently completed a large survey for the M1 Smart motorways scheme – one of the largest survey projects in the UK currently.  

Jim Garside, 1st Horizon’s managing director, said: “We have always placed a strong focus on the use of the very latest technologies and techniques available and continue to invest in our staff and facilities to enable us to apply the most efficient, versatile and cost-effective service for our clients’ survey requirements.

“Over the past few years we have rapidly grown our client base and team which has seen us outgrow our previous office near Penistone.”

1st Horizon has spent the last two years restoring the former Beardsall Bros soft drinks factory in Dodworth and has retained the history of the site by formally naming the building ‘The Old Pop Factory’, as it was known locally.

Jim said: “After viewing offices in and around the Barnsley area, we found The Old Pop Factory site where we could design and construct our own, purpose-made facility – it just seemed to make sense!

“It’s taken two years of hard work to sympathetically restore the 18th century barn into a bespoke and contemporary office space which will enable us to develop the 1st Horizon brand and expand our service portfolio, while providing an inspiring workplace for employees. 

“Our new location in Dodworth also provides excellent local facilities and better recruitment opportunities, with good links to nearby towns and cities.”

1st Horizon Surveying & Engineering offers a complete survey, 3D laser scanning and engineering service - providing expertise for anything from simple reduced level surveys, to detailed laser scans and intelligent 3D modelling.

The company is able to provide both nationwide and global support for construction, design, development and infrastructure.

For more information about 1st Horizon go to www.1sth.co.uk

 

Notes to editors

Photograph shows 1st Horizon’s new headquarters at The Old Pop Factory in Dodworth

Before and after photographs are available by contacting Charlotte Goldthorpe.

Media contact: Charlotte Goldthorpe on 01226 766900 or at charlotte@capitalbmedia.co.uk

Jim Garside can be contacted on 01226 766 446 or at jimgarside@1sth.co.uk

About 1st Horizon

1st Horizon Surveying & Engineering Ltd offers a complete survey, 3D laser scanning and civil engineering service, with expertise in anything from simple reduced level surveys, to detailed laser scans and intelligent 3D modelling.

As a leading land survey company it offers comprehensive measured building surveys.

The company’s central location means it is able to provide both nationwide and global support for construction, design, development and infrastructure.

For more information on 1st Horizon go to www.1sth.co.uk

 

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