Holovis has moved into a new purpose designed, 52,000 square foot HQ in Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK. Over the last 15 years the company has grown to over 150 people who will be based in the new building and in regional Innovation Centres in London, Manchester, Orlando and Shanghai.
The town of Hinckley in the Midlands UK is famed for being the home of Triumph Motorcycles and the building now being occupied by Holovis was once the former Triumph Motorcycle Works. As part of the company’s ongoing strategic growth plans the space has been transformed over the past 12 months to feature a 5,500sqft open plan collaboration space, a 6,500sqft dedicated demonstration facility and over 30,000sqft of build space for new projects, attraction mock-ups, full show run-throughs.
On arrival, visitors are greeted by a Virtual Concierge that uses attribute recognition technology to correctly identify them, securely log them in and connect them with their Holovis host.
Hinckley also provides a full innovation R&D capability to fast-track the development of proprietary Holovis IPs, such as HoloTrac. This delivers extended guest experiences, real-time safety and security protocols and has evolved to include the latest requirements for automated social distancing and staff capacity handling, viat the Holovis DeepSmarts data analytics engine.
Holovis’s technology, products and solutions span the entertainment, retail, venues and enterprise market sectors allowing clients to see how these unique solutions for one market have deep synergies with others, giving clients a significant competitive edge both operationally and experientially.
Stuart Hetherington, CEO of Holovis explains: “We are looking forward to inviting our clients, prospective customers, partners and suppliers to an opening launch event when the time is right.
“This has been a challenging year for all businesses, especially the entertainment and hospitality sectors we work in, but we are now seeing positive signs of recovery, with themed entertainment destinations reopening, global design and installation projects resuming and new contracts being signed. Innovation remains central to the company’s mission and we are excited to be on track to continue our strong growth trajectory well into 2021 working with our global clients to deliver truly world-class experiences.
“Our new Headquarters is known internally as ‘The Constellation’ and be will become the beating heart of Holovis, working with our international teams and offices, who will continue to play an essential part in our strategic growth.”