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22 Mar 2018

Exciting Opportunity at UK Hydrographic Office.

Avonline Flooring is excited to announce we have been awarded the soft floor finishes package at the UK Hydrographic Office in Taunton.  The Hydrographic Office is the UK’s agency for providing hydrographic and marine geospatial data to mariners and maritime organisations all over the world.

The UKHO is responsible for operational support to the Royal Navy and other defence customers. Supplying defence and the commercial shipping industry, they help ensure Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), protect the marine environment and support the efficiency of global trade. Together with other national hydrographic offices and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), the UKHO works to set and raise global standards of hydrography, cartography and navigation.

The UKHO also produces a commercial portfolio of ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions, providing SOLAS-compliant charts, publications and digital services for ships trading internationally.

The soft floor finishes package at this new building is valued at £260K. The main contractor for this is BAM Construction, who has significant experience of similar projects, in particular at the University of the West of England in Bristol and Cornwall Council Offices in Bodmin.

The UKHO will continue to operate from its current buildings until moving into the new office which is planned for 2019. Existing buildings will then be demolished and the land at the front of the site sold for redevelopment.