Local MP visits new Malvern Science Park development

Pictured (l-r) Simon Smith (economic development manager at Malvern Hills District Council), Alan White (chief executive MHSP), Joanna Knight (UTC), Harriett Baldwin MP, Simon Walpole (project manager Clugston Construction), Bob Tattrie (Trebor Developments).

Clugston Construction, part of the privately owned £160 million turnover Clugston Group, which employs 25 people at its offices in Bromsgrove, was joined by West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin, as work at Malvern Hills Science Park nears completion.

The MP was given a tour of the new £4.6m development and took up a trowel to assist in the building work as part of a traditional ‘topping out’ ceremony to celebrate the completion of the main structure.

The new building work, which is being carried out by Clugston Construction and Trebor Developments, is expected to be completed in January, before being taken over by defence technology company UTC Aerospace.

During the course of the development work over 20 local suppliers from the West Midlands area are being used, employing more than hundred people.

Once completed the project will free up much needed space for new companies to move into the successful science park.

Danny Dawson, business manager at Clugston Construction, said:

“We are really pleased to see work nearing completion at such an exciting project at the Malvern Science Park. We have worked closely with our partner Trebor Developments to develop a cost-effective and innovative building which will provide a state-of-the-art base for a number of businesses.”

Harriett commented:

“Last Christmas, I helped to dig the first turf on this impressive construction project and it is great to see such swift progress. I know we are all looking forward to the day when the keys are handed over to UTC Aerospace, which will allow them to move into a state-of-the-art HQ as well as freeing up space for new tenants to move onto the site.”

“I have been briefed on the Science Park’s wider expansion plans and it is clear that there is an extremely exciting future for businesses in Malvern.”

Bob Tattrie, managing partner at Trebor Developments, added:

“It is very satisfying to see this large office development being delivered in partnership between the public and private sector.”

“The project represents one of the largest out-of-town office schemes currently being developed in the Midlands, and our work will include both the construction and the full office fit-out allowing UTC Aerospace the chance to move into a ready-to-use space as quickly as possible.”

Malvern Hills Science Park chief executive Alan White added:

“I am grateful to Harriett Baldwin for her continued support as the Science Park prepares to complete this latest construction project. Harriett’s public support and behind-the-scenes lobbying have been vital in helping to make projects like this a reality.”

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