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Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe

Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe (HICSE) is a UK-based provider of software products for railway signalling and operations, including simulators and automatic route setting systems. Additionally, the integrator of traffic management systems for the UK and European market, working closely with Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd.

HICSEs original offices were in Bradford on Avon’s town centre located in a listed building. Whilst a beautiful setting, the company outgrew the space and were limited by regulations to how the existing space could be configured to suit their growing needs.

When looking for new premises, HICSE became aware of the Ashford Construction commercial development on the outskirts of town. This development would give HICSE the opportunity to engage with the developers to ensure the building, space and layout all suited the company’s needs now, and for the future.

There were several briefing meetings over a period of 18 months to discuss the options and requirements – everything was considered from the best configuration of the offices for HICSEs needs, along with the mechanical, electrical and security requirements.


CAT-B Fit-Out and Refurbishment Works

We were awarded the separate contract for CAT B Fit-Out and Refurbishment Works through a single stage competitive tender at HICSEs newly built premises totalling 5,167 square feet. Ashford Commercial acted as a Main Contractor and delivered the works under a JCT Intermediate Form of Contract with Contractors Design Portion 2016.

Specialist requirements included sophisticated network infrastructure with anti-static flooring in the Test Rig room.

The CAT-B Fit-Out and Refurbishment Works project took six months and the contract totalled £310,000.

Whilst as a company we hope we never have to move again – we would definitely recommend Ashford Construction as a professional developer and their team of experts with a passion for their projects.

Denise Watkins
Head of Sales