What Artemis House means to us
Posted: April 16, 2018
People often say moving is one of life’s most stressful events. As Proserv Great Yarmouth continues to move into our new purpose-built Centre of Excellence, Artemis House, in Beacon Park, we are, however, focusing on the positives to get us through this hectic time…
What Artemis House means to our biggest asset – our staff
When Julia Fuller, our Learning and Development Coordinator, was asked to draft her wish list in advance of the move to Artemis House, a dedicated training room was, by far, her top priority.
She explains: “The training space we will have within Artemis House is larger than the current set-up, accommodating up to 16 delegates which opens up more opportunities for us. It’s a lovely bright space so the ideal setting.
“We recently achieved accreditation to deliver the ECITB Small Bore Tubing training course in-house and so this room will be put to great use for that, as well as other courses we offer staff and external delegates.
“We’re all very excited to move to what will be an enhanced space, improving the way we work and train; and, of course, the way in which we deliver for our clients.”
Another plus side of moving is that Proserv’s staff in Great Yarmouth will no longer be split across two ageing sites, with Artemis House located just five miles away. Kevin Glanville, our Design Development Manager, sees this as being one of the largest advantages. He said: “Having everyone together in the one location allows us to be more like-minded, whilst driving efficiencies and galvanising staff once again.”
Artemis House will bring many enhanced facilities, including:
- 25% additional manufacturing space, with the flexibility to add a further 20,000 sq ft of workshop capacity
- Increased capacity for the build and retrofit of subsea control modules (SCMs)
- Improved hydraulic clean room to facilitate a greater number of SCMs and greater height for retrofit SCMs
- Hydraulic clean room, preparation and changing room within a self-contained cell
- Dedicated electronics build, test and environmental testing areas
Kevin added: “It’s exciting thinking about these enhanced facilities and the capacity we have to grow, not only in terms of expanding workshop space but increasing our staff numbers. There’s a real future for us at Beacon Park as we strive to build on our existing track record within oil and gas and renewables.”
Preston Clarke, Subsea Technology Manager, has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 25 years, and fully appreciates the advantages a new site will bring, signalling the beginning of a new chapter for Proserv as a whole. He said: “This move feels like a new beginning for us all, unifying staff and driving efficiencies. Personally, I can’t wait to be based out of what is a very impressive building, tailored to our needs, and I’ll be proud to walk our customers round it.”
Meanwhile, Zack Boast, our Mechanical/Instrument Team Leader, has been with Proserv for the last seven years, having completed a four-year apprenticeship, and has been heavily involved in the planning stages of this move. He said:
“Everyone on the shop floor has assisted with preparing for this move – no mean feat when we are very much abiding by a business as usual mind-set with a timeline based on project deliverables.
“This is undoubtedly a new era for us and I’m looking forward to developing our capabilities alongside new friendships with colleagues I haven’t worked alongside before.”