Firm will move to a newly refurbished building near Watford

Skanska is planning to move out of its UK headquarters following the sale of its infrastructure business and changes to post-covid work habits. 

The firm has confirmed that it is set to ditch its base at Maple Cross House in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire and move to a smaller building, near Watford, eight miles away.


Skanska’s head office at Maple Cross House

A spokesperson for Skanska UK said the move was on the cards regardless of the pandemic. 

He said: “We are planning to move our head office to a newly refurbished building at Leavesden Park, near Watford. Following the divestment of our infrastructure service business, our current building had already become too large for our needs.

“Additionally, with the lessons we have learned about working flexibly during the covid-19 pandemic, we will need less space, and also a different type of space which is better suited to collaborative working.”

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Skanska agreed to sell its infrastructure services business to M Group Services for £50m in December last year.

The contractor is the latest in a string of high-profile construction companies including Arcadis and architect Zaha Hadid that have decided to move out of their long-term homes following the turbulence of the past 18 months.