We moved to a new office

15 mei, 2019
Frank ter Reehorst

Scriptware Translations and Directvertalen have resided in Heemstede for quite a number of years. Due to a growing organization it was time to move on to a bigger office. The old building named The Gramophone House – once the first Dutch recording studio – has been exchanged for another industrial heritage, The Figee Hall 2 in Haarlem. Both buildings have an extraordinary past and spark the imagination.

In 1959 the famous soprano Maria Callas opened the Gramophone House, home to the first ever Dutch recording studio. The former well-known company Bovema – later on acquired by EMI – brought great artists like Tina Turner, MC Hammer and many others to Heemstede to record their songs or collect a golden album award. Scriptware established its translation services in the old studios in 1997, and in 2013 webshop Directvertalen joined.

In the Figee Hall, large industrial ship and yard cranes were built as of 1927. When this well-known Haarlem and international company stopped business in 2005, some years without residents followed. Fortunately, in the last few years the shell of the magnificent building was given its rightful place.

While the main support structure was respected, the ‘empty hall’ was transformed into lofts/business spaces according to the ‘box-in-shell’ concept. The offices offer a great view over the old city center of Haarlem and the Waarderpolder business park.

The Scriptware and Directvertalen teams are fully excited about the new and inspiring office. A first impression:

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