When our 135 colleagues in Ghent move into their brand-new office in the end of 2020, they can look forward to working in a modern building with plenty of space and great working conditions.
The new office is located at the terminal, so our Belgian colleagues have followed the construction closely since the start in January 2020. Jowita Dziedzic, Inside Sales Representative, has kindly shared pictures of the construction that you can see below.
Raf De Wit, Terminal Director in Ghent, says: “Today on 29 May, the construction crew just finished the facade, and roof work. They will now begin with the plumbing and electrical installations as well as sewerage work, heating and ventilation installation, immediately followed by screeding and establishing of interior walls.
“The exterior joinery such as installation of windows and doors is planned to start in mid -July to mid-August. After that they will work on the floors, locker room, kitchen furnishings, lighting, fitted wardrobes and painting among others.”
Raf continues: “We expect to finish the ground floor by the end of October, then we will gradually work our way up finishing floor by floor. The target to be ready with the finished meeting room on third floor is certainly a feasible option by the end of December.”
Photo taken 14 February 2020.
Ground floor that will consist of the reception/gate teams, waiting room, kitchen and wardrobes for stevedores.
First floor will have workplaces for the Managing Director, sales team, Customer Service, Finance, Claims and managers.
Second floor will have terminal operations and Shipping Logistics.
Third floor will have two terraces and a large meeting room.
Beautiful view over the terminal from the third floor.
May 29, 2020