Leeds-based industrial floorcoverings firm William Cook Rail expanded into a new 85,000-square-foot space at its plant off the A6 in Leeds. The firm now has its largest workshop in the Midlands, also with room for expansion.

The facility was first designed by Reynolds Smith Architects and is designed to adapt in the future to be flexible and adaptable to changing needs. With nearly 1000 new jobs created in the last year, the company’s objective is to ensure workforce developments are based on commercial and technical requirements.

“This new development demonstrates the strength of our digital credentials and strengthens our industrial engineering leadership position within the UK,” said Paul Carr, managing director. “Our new workspace provides a combination of flexible functionality and sustainable design, reflecting our commitment to maintaining our global production and manufacturing presence here in Leeds.”

“This complex, re-imagined, is particularly evident in our new workshop, with its stunning construction and award-winning natural wood treatments,” said the installation designer, Mark Laws. “It completes a picture of a designed and ideal location.”