In February 2018, the BAI Communications UK team moved into their new offices in the heart of Paddington, the location of one Europe’s most iconic railway stations.
Paddington has a rich rail heritage, with the main station opening in 1838 as the terminus for Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Western Railway. Running some of the earliest steam trains, the main station was also the destination of Queen Victoria’s first rail journey in 1842.
Today, the station is one of the UK’s busiest, having benefited from a £65 million refurbishment in 1998 and further £45 million investment from 2009 to 2011.
The station is again being transformed as part of the huge Crossrail project, running east-west across London. The new station, Elizabeth Line, is set to open at the end of 2018.
There’s no better place for the growing team of 13 people, to be. It will put the UK office at the heart of the UK’s rail hub, as well as easy access to potential customers and stakeholders.
“We want to be in the kind of location that’s right for our high-performing team, one that supports our customer-centric approach. Furthermore, London gives us a base from which we can expand our European presence,” said Billy D’Arcy, Chief Executive Officer, BAI Communications UK.
The newly-built offices provide the business with space to grow as they work to win major UK projects. The investment in the new offices also underlines BAI’s long-term commitment to the UK and its confidence in being able to win substantial business in the coming years.