NEW SUBSEA7 OFFICES OPENED BY SUTTON’S MAYOR AT RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
On Thursday 23 February Subsea7’s spectacular and attractive new office building in Brighton Road, just south of Sutton station, was formally opened by Richard, as Sutton’s Mayor.
The ceremony was held as the last of the Subsea7 staff previously located in The Quadrant next to Sutton station moved into the building. The ceremony was attended by Trish and other Councillors, including the Leader of Sutton Council, Councillor Dombey.
Subsea7 are an offshore exploration and technical support company, and they had brought one of their submarines from Aberdeen to the building to show it to guests. Paul Rosier, of Subsea7, gave the audience a potted history of the site, including information on the famous people who had once lived on the site. These included the famous engineer Harold Berridge, who invented techniques for measuring the strength of concrete, after whom the adjacent road has been named Berridge Close.
Subsea7 had considered re-locating from Sutton to an adjacent Borough, but their staff were keen to remain in Sutton. They wanted a purpose-built new office building and purchased the site in order to build an HQ to their own design. They have closed their office in Hammersmith to concentrate their staff in Sutton, and will eventually expand to employ up to 900 staff at the site.
In opening the building Richard said “This is great moment for Sutton. This is one of the most attractive new buildings in our town and the decision of Subsea7 to locate their headquarters here will be of massive benefit to the local economy, bringing jobs and prosperity to local shops, restaurants and hotels. As a Councillor for this Ward, I have supported this project throughout.”