01 December 2021


Heidelberg is preparing to vacate its Brentford base for new premises close to Heathrow Airport.

The press manufacturer agreed to sell its waterside Brentford site to a housing developer with the deal expected to complete by the end of the year.

Heidelberg UK managing director Ryan Miles confirmed the company would be relocating to the leafy Stockley Park business estate in Hayes, located to the north of Heathrow Airport.

The business has taken the entire 2,000sqm ground floor of the 1 Furzeground Way building. Neighbours include Apple and Canon. 

Miles told Printweek: “We are busy with the fit-out and hoping it will be ready just before Christmas.

“It will house our demo centre, back office functions, customer contact centre and the storage of our installation equipment – we will fit everything in quite comfortably.”

The demo centre will house “everything except sheetfed offset”, he said. 

“Pre-Covid 70% of our offset demos were at our factory in Germany already – machines are heavily customised and specifically built and customers prefer going there,” Miles explained.