AN expanding commercial interiors firm is building a new £1.8 million base.

The 16,000sqft site at Cross Hills will incorporate a head office, showroom and warehouse facility.

Ultimate (Commercial Interiors) Ltd, whose operation is currently centred at Silsden, has taken on eight new staff in recent months as the company prepares for the latest chapter in its development.

And it is hoped that eight more posts, taking the total workforce to 41, will be created once the move has been completed.

The new building, at the Crossings Business Park, has been purpose-designed so that projects can be planned from start to finish with clients – including architects and designers, scheme managers, consultants and end users.

There will be zones showcasing current trends within the industry, including latest office furniture ranges, and a materials lab with samples of interior finishes.

Other features will include a working open-plan office and cafe, with presentation areas, operational zones, a mock-up hotel bedroom and bar area.

Work at the site is due for completion in December and a launch event is planned for early next spring.

Company owners Mark Hickey, Mark Naisbitt and Dan Platt say the showroom will be the “go-to destination in the north” for commercial interiors.

“Not only will it house the biggest range of products in the industry but people will have the trusted expertise of our team,” they said. “We want the client experience to be a journey from the moment they walk into the building.

“We are extremely excited for the future and the opportunities that this new space will present.

“Since 2015, the company has seen a significant growth of 115 per cent and it seems only fitting to celebrate this with the opening of the new showroom. The new HQ will aid us in our plan of achieving a £20 million turnover by 2021.”

Ultimate has seen strong and continued growth since it was founded in 2002.

The company – which has regional offices in Manchester, Newcastle and Liverpool – has completed projects for numerous big-name clients, including CEG, Ove Arup & Partners, Skipton Building Society, Walkers Snack Foods and the Accor and Holiday Inn hotel groups.

Design work on the new base was carried out in conjunction with This Is Interiors, Bowman Riley Architects, Cocoon & Bauer and Rance Booth Smith Architects.