Harvard breaks ground of new facility

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Councillor Box, leader of Wakefield Council, centre, with John McDonnell, managing director of Harvard Engineering, left, and Andrew Winter, operations director at Harvard Engineering, right, ‘breaking ground’ at the new site.

Harvard Engineering, world leader in the design, development and manufacture of energy saving lighting solutions, is pleased to announce that construction work has started on its new 80,000 sq ft custom built facility.

Councillor Box, leader of Wakefield Council, attended the site of the new facility on 5th November 2014 to ‘break ground’ alongside John McDonnell, managing director of Harvard Engineering, and Andrew Winter, operations director at Harvard Engineering.

The new facility, which is based less than one mile from the company’s current site, will include two separate buildings, one to house the office and laboratory for the Research & Development team and the other for the factory and warehouse. Due to be completed in July 2015, Harvard’s new facility will be based on Harvard Business Park, alongside a range of smaller industrial units available to let.

Harvard is moving due to its rapid growth over the past three years. The company has outgrown its current site on Tyler Close, and recently received a Regional Growth Fund grant of £2.7million to expand the research and development department, as well as the manufacturing facility.

John McDonnell, managing director at Harvard, commented, “We are really excited about the construction of our new facility getting underway. It will give us the room that we need to expand the business now and in the future.”

Harvard moved to Tyler Close on Normanton Industrial Estate in 2011, from Leeds.

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