Paxton, the globally expanding manufacturer of security systems for smart buildings, has opened a new state-of-the-art centre for technology and innovation alongside its current Brighton Head Office, located just off the Lewes Road.
The 29,000-sq. ft. Paxton Technology Centre will be home to the company’s product research and development departments and means that Paxton can continue to be at the cutting edge of design and technology within the security industry.
Adam Stroud, Paxton’s Group Chief Executive says: “We are delighted with our new facility and feel it’s a real statement of intent showing the direction the company is moving. It’s far from an ordinary working space and that’s because Paxton’s growth journey is also far from ordinary. We’ve enjoyed a period of impressive growth with turnover doubling over the last four years.”
“We love being based in Brighton and for over 30 years we have been proud of our Sussex roots, having first established the business in Lewes before moving to Brighton in 2004. We are continually investing in local talent to help us grow the business and we hope the opening of the Paxton Technology Centre will continue to attract the brightest and the best to work with us.
“Our goal is to be an employer of choice in the city and integral to this has been to create a great company culture and a working environment that encourages flexibility, creativity and teamwork and I truly believe we’ve achieved that with our new Technology Centre.”
The building has been designed to create a dynamic and collaborative working environment. This includes the Paxton Café, a large social area which provides a comfortable space for staff to eat, relax and recharge.
The open plan working space creates the perfect environment to support thousands of decisions being made every day, to progress the company towards further global expansion and the diversification of its extensive product range. The large atrium also includes two trees which each stand at seven metres tall. They help with the acoustics in a large open space and are a striking design addition to the office environment.
Find out more about the company and job opportunities visit http://paxton.info/2989
A time-lapse video charting the construction of the new Technology Centre is at http://paxton.info/3005
Paxton Access Ltd
Paxton designs and manufactures market leading IP access control, door entry and building intelligence systems for smart buildings.
With over 30 years of experience, their products harness the latest technology to provide powerful, yet easy to install and use solutions. They provide world class technical support and free training to ensure they consistently exceed our customers’ expectations, supporting them and their businesses.
Paxton develops systems for the mid-market (such as education, healthcare, retail, leisure, commercial and public sector) and provide solutions suitable for a wide range of sites and requirements. At present, around 25,000 buildings are secured by Paxton globally each year.
Based in Brighton, Paxton manufactures locally and exports to over 60 countries worldwide. The team is constantly expanding internationally and they currently have over 300 employees located at locations across the globe with offices in the UK, US, France, Germany, South Africa, Scandinavia, the Middle East and Benelux.
Paxton has been listed in the FT1000 List of Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies, named as one of the London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain and twice featured in the Sunday Times International Track 200 list.
Paxton projects include Manchester United, graze, Michelin, Cherbourg Airport, Boucheries Nivernaises, Sky Deutschland and Foyles.