Marine equipment company Spinlock has moved into its new headquarters in Cowes.
Spinlock, which received a King’s Award for Innovation in April is now operating from the 125-year-old Cowes Town Police Station which has undergone an extensive 18-month redevelopment.
The transformed premises now offer modern offices and open spaces to inspire and encourage collaboration and provide a welcoming environment for Spinlock’s marine clients.
The addition of a modern top floor provides an additional meeting and networking area for Spinlock, with access to a terrace overlooking the Solent.
Quirky features, such as police cell doors, have been incorporated into the interior redesign and the exact blue of the original Police sign has been reproduced for the Spinlock logo branding.
“Moving into our new larger head office is a milestone event and a real investment in Spinlock’s future,” said Spinlock’s chief executive Chris Hill.
“Following the recent 40% expansion of our manufacturing centre in Cowes, the new head office provides the space needed to continue our growth trajectory.”
Spinlock designs and manufactures its products in Cowes and the new head office will provide the company with new workshops, sampling and resources with the aim of developing new products more efficiently.
The space will also be used for hosting training, new product and sales and marketing conferences.
“We are delighted to be operating from our wonderful new HQ and welcoming our global clients. It is fantastic to see the building redevelopment and the move come to fruition, necessitated by our need for more space while wanting to maintain our links in this iconic Cowes location,” said operations director Caroline Senior.
“Repurposing a 125-year-old building was never going to be the easiest option, but the potential hidden within was there to be discovered. It required foresight and commitment to provide a workplace that was good for the team, our visitors and the environment.”