PC Control Systems was established in 1992 in the Hamilton House premises at 66 Palmerston Road, Northampton. Hamilton House was originally built as a boot and shoe factory and while the interior of Hamilton House was converted into office space from the beginning of the 1990’s the exterior still retains the original character of its shoe-making heritage. Northampton has been renowned for shoe making in England since the middle-ages. Northampton Town F.C. is nicknamed “The Cobblers” in reference to the town’s historical shoe-making industry.
Hamilton House has been the home of PCCS for 25 years and has provided a good central location in Northampton with well-placed transportation links to the M1 and a close proximity to Northampton railway station. PCCS have been proud to be based at Hamilton House, a building synonymous with the town’s manufacturing history.
In 2017 PCCS are happy and excited to be relocating to a new landmark building in Northamptonshire: the Pyramid.
Mercedes Benz High Performance Engines built this unique and distinctive building in 1999 as a reward for effort to celebrate Mika Hakkinen winning the World F1 driver’s championship and McLaren winning the manufactures championship. It was built to accommodate the entire company as both a recreational facility (including a first class restaurant), Board Room, large & small meeting rooms and a large open chamber with projectors to watch the races.
Being a project born from Formula 1, it took on a life of its own, with architects from respected practices and Anglo Holt as construction engineers. Materials were sourced from the -four corners’ of the world, including marble from Italy (walls and floors) hardwood from sustainable forests (doors, surrounds etc) Welsh slate and the extensive use of high grade stainless steel and glass.
Drivers Hakkinen and Coulthard visited the building as well as the then Mercedes F1 manager Norbert Haug, not to mention Roger Penske and Mario Illien and Paul Morgan. Lewis Hamilton also celebrated his first F1 World Championship in the building.
The Pyramid building is located at Brixworth Technology Park 7 miles north of Northampton town centre. The park’s location immediately adjacent to (and with direct access onto) the A508, provides fast and easy access to the A14 (5 miles to the north) M1, M6, A1 & M11.
A main line rail link to London st Pancras International Station is just 20 minutes away at Wellingborough. Sywell Aerodrome is just minutes away and provides corporate and business charter of both helicopter and fixed wing to access all parts of the UK, Europe and further afield if required.
Brixworth Technology Park comprises a self-contained secure site of circa 10 acres set in landscaped gardens. The park is home to business focused on R&D and high performance engineering including Ilmor, Fablink, Mercedes Benz High Performance Engineering / AMG, CPL Aromas, SPX and many others. The Pyramid, a standalone landmark building, sits at the epicentre of this impressive development.
Management and staff of PCCS are delighted to be moving to our new home and look forward to the development, growth and on-going success of the company at the Pyramid.