Fit out and refurbishment specialist, Overbury, has recently commenced the office fit out for BAE Systems’ new headquarters, following plans to unite its HQ occupants from two existing buildings into Hertford House, located at the Farnborough Aerospace Centre.

The new building, standing at three storeys and totalling an internal usable footprint of 7,715 square metres, will accommodate a total of 730 seated employees. Each level will have a modern, open-plan environment which accommodates in-bound manager offices, small meeting rooms, collaboration zones, and hot desk areas. In order to ensure all these elements can be incorporated and that there is sufficient natural light, Cellular Cores will run down and through the central sections of the floor plate, leaving the rest of the perimeter with sufficient space and no rooms which might block out the light. Overbury is also installing ‘Business Lounge’ zones throughout the building, with informal seating/collaboration furniture and two conference rooms.

The ground floor will also include a dedicated meeting and conference facility with 17 rooms as well as a refreshment point and kitchen, with a break-out area planned in the south wing. Towards the other end of the building, at the north wing, there will be an added open-plan office compartment.

Andrew Boyle, managing director of Overbury’s southern office, said: “We were very excited to have been given this opportunity with BAE Systems and are equally pleased with the progress we have made since starting on site earlier this year. We’re looking forward to continuing to work with the BAE Systems team as we help them to reach their goal of bringing together all of their staff and creating an inspirational and contemporary office environment.”

Lynda Johnstone from BAE Systems said: “The team is looking forward to seeing the project complete later this year. The unification and future proofing of our office space is key to our development plans and to date, Overbury has provided a quality service that will help us realise our vision to support the creation of a new working environment for our employees.”

BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company with a long list of products and services that cover air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology, and support services. It also delivers a wide range of advanced defence, aerospace and security solutions that provide a technological and performance edge.