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New Heathrow home for Hartrodt

[ February 17, 2015   //   ]

Forwarder a.hartrodt (UK) has bought new UK headquarters in the Hatton Cross area of Heathrow. Hartrodt House dates back to around 1900 and initially hosted a school but was converted to offices in the 1980s and a modern annexe added.

The company moved into the new premises in January after extensive modifications had been carried out, while retaining the original features and character of the building.

Managing director, Andreas Russ, said it took quite some time to find the right opportunity. “We wanted to be close to Heathrow Airport and invest in a property, rather than signing another lease agreement – the problem is that most properties around Heathrow Area are owned by major investment companies and pension funds – and these companies don’t sell even when many of their properties have been sitting empty for long periods of time.”

The UK arm of Hamburg-headquartered a.hartrodt also has offices in Liverpool and Rugeley in the Midlands.