We're On The Move

A new facility for FIRA International

Work is well underway on our new custom-built testing facilities, which are due to open later this year, following significant investment from our parent company, Element Materials Technology.

The new facility, which is close to our current site in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, will help us continue to support the furniture industry and uphold the highest standards of quality, innovation and research.


A commitment to sustainability has been key to our planning and fit-out. When FIRA International took control of the building it had an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating of 56 (category C). Our improvements have decreased this rating to 42 (category B). When the building is fully operational we'll continue to review our sustainability credentials and recycling targets for products we've tested.

Next steps

We look forward to sharing updates as the build continues, and will share full logistic details with our customers as the move date approaches.


You can view our FAQs to learn more about our new site and the move.

September 2021

New office space

The shell of our new office space is in place, ready for fit-out. There will also be facilities for meetings and training in this area

September 2021

New ergonomics facilites

The area which will house our ergonomics facilities is starting to take shape, located on the first floor of our new building

September 2021

Overview of the build

A good overview of site progress, the mezzanine floor on the left is taking shape and will house our office space

FIRA International's new site
September 2021

New BIFMA testing room

The room pictured top left will house of BIFMA testing equipment, supporting those who work with the American market

August 2021

The new facilities

A good overview of the new facilities, this is from the rear of the site looking to the main entrance for deliveries

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August 2021

The new test bay

An over head shot of a section of the new test bay and the construction of some new laboratories and conditioning rooms

New site
August 2021

New mezzanine floor

Construction is well underway on a new mezzanine floor which will host our new office space