ENGINEERING firm TGA Consulting Engineers has celebrated its 50th anniversary with a move to new premises at the Rivergreen Centre in Durham.
TGA employs 26 engineering staff at its North East base and is currently working on design projects at Durham Cathedral, Durham University Business School and the Hitachi Rail Plant in Newton Aycliffe.
It has recently completed work on the £26m Institute of Transplantation development at the Freeman Hospital site in Newcastle.
The decision to move its operation to Rivergreen was strongly influenced by the centre’s parkland location, natural environmental credentials and business ethos.
TGA has seen an increase in staff satisfaction and wellbeing, and the company attributes this to the peaceful and serene working environment as well as the sense of community among other businesses located at the Rivergreen Centre.
Mike Waugh, director at TGA Consulting Engineers, said: “We decided to relocate the business because we wanted modern offices that are more than just a place for our employees to come to work.
“Creating the right environment results in happier, more productive staff and that is exactly what we have found since moving to the Rivergreen Centre.
“Rivergreen is a perfect fit for us because it complements our line of work
“Our clients have commented on our new workplace when they visit us. The impression that they get when they arrive was reason behind our decision to base ourselves here. We wanted to be somewhere with a wow factor. Many of our design engineers work very long hours and dull, uninspiring offices are not conducive to healthy and productive working. Now, our team can walk into Durham, go for a stroll in the woodland area surrounding the building and enjoy the outdoors.”