Midlands firm on expansion trail

Encraft 8A Midlands company, which specialises in the efficient energy performance of houses and commercial buildings, has moved to a new home of its own.

Encraft, a leading independent consulting engineering firm which specialises in on-site renewables and low carbon buildings, has expanded to new headquarters in Holly Walk.

The firm, which was established in 2003, works across the UK on a wide range of projects including air-tightness testing, low carbon technologies such as solar and wind, and helping organisations reduce their carbon footprint.

It has moved to Brandon House in Holly Walk, Leamington after agreeing a lease with commercial property agents Reeves & Partners.

The company has recently grown its team to 21 on the back of a string of new work and operates across the UK as well as internationally.

Its new 2,000 sq ft office is its third home in the town after setting up in Park Street.

Matthew Rhodes, founder of the company, said: “We have grown significantly over the past few years as the scope and level of work we have undertaken has expanded.

“We are involved in a large number of projects around low carbon buildings. They range from new projects to refurbishments, and include residential, industrial and commercial developments.

“We have built a highly-skilled and dedicated team and it was therefore essential that we stayed local – and we have moved a matter of 150 metres from our previous office in Perseus House!

“Our new home was built in 1965 – but is certainly more efficient than our last base which came from the early 1900s”

Encraft’s recent projects include the headquarters of Transport for London, Oxford University, Jordan F1, Solihull Community Housing and Wilmcote House in Portsmouth– the largest energy efficient retrofit project underway in the UK.

Richard Pomfret, of Reeves and Partners, said it was important to keep companies such as Encraft in the town centre.

“A lively successful town centre needs a good mix of businesses – both retail and non-retail and that relies on a supply of suitable accommodation,” he said.

“Encraft is a successful, knowledge-based company working in a cutting-edge area, and it is good news that it has continued to base itself in the heart of the town.”

Matthew Rhodes (left) and Richard Pomfret.



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