News Adg Architects Complete £700k Development Centre Magnet Kitchens

ADG Architects has completed a state-of-the-art kitchen product development centre for Nobia AB.

Paul Kelly, partner at the Darlington-based architect, designed and oversaw the construction of the new 7,400 square foot centre for the owner of Europe’s leading kitchen specialist, Magnet Kitchens.

The £700,000 scheme also includes 4,100 square foot of office space on Darlington’s Yarm Road Business Park.

The new Nobia Product Development Centre will serve the Nobia brands for kitchen range product design and technical development and as an exposition area to showcase their products within the group and to third parties.

Built by Bishop Auckland construction company T Manners & Sons Ltd, the new facility is housed in a converted warehouse.

Magnet, which operates more than 200 stores across the UK selling kitchens both to the public and to trade buyers, is a long standing client of ADG Architects.

Kelly said: “This is a state-of-the art product development facility which will help Europe’s leading kitchen specialist Nobia further develop and demonstrate the range and benefits of its products.”

Andy Cartlidge, head of group property and store development for Magnet and Nobia UK, said: “The well-designed facility contains Expo and Quality Control areas and offices for product development and purchasing colleagues, all in one self-contained facility. The first ‘Expo’ held there in the last few months has been very well received.”

In the past 30 years ADG Architects industrial team has designed and built more than 2.2 million square feet of industrial and commercial space for over 300 clients, including 3M, Darlington Borough Council, Glaxo Pharmaceuticals, Husqvarna, Lyons Tetley, Nissan, NSK Bearings, Subsea Innovation, Volvo Trucks and Warburtons.

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