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Millbrook Group Opens Its Doors With New Technology Park Workshops

26 July 2017

  • New workshops now open to offer vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers an ideal location to undertake development and testing
  • New build was supported by £1.2m funding from SEMLEP

  • Large workshops ideally suited for commercial vehicles – wide bays with high access

  • Tenants benefit from central UK location, on-site access to office space, track facilities and catering

Millbrook Group, the leading independent vehicle test and validation services provider, has completed work on the latest phase of its Technology Park, which has been supported by £1.2m of funding from the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP). It adds new workshop facilities for the development and testing of commercial vehicles, building on its automotive expertise to create a technological hub. 

The new development features three large workshops with wide bays and tall access points, particularly suitable for buses, trucks and off-highway vehicles. Each workshop is 170m2 and includes dedicated office space. They are now available for short term or long term leasing.

“The Technology Park is already home to a number of vehicle technology companies, and these three new bays are perfectly suited to those working with commercial vehicles, thanks to the large size of the workshops” said Martin Hughes, Director – Proving Ground and Technology Park. “We offer our tenants excellent flexibility and many guests in the past have found that the proximity to our tracks and test facilities has been helpful. We also provide complete confidentiality.”

The new development is an important stage in strengthening Millbrook’s position as a premier testing and development location for vehicle technology companies. The £1.2m Local Growth Fund investment from SEMLEP has been made available to support leading technological advancement in Central Bedfordshire, and create highly skilled jobs. 

Stephen Catchpole, Chief Executive, SEMLEP, said: “This investment demonstrates our continued support for key industries in our area that support economic growth. The South East Midlands is an important strategic area, at the heart of the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge innovation corridor. This project by Millbrook, strengthens our area’s critical position in vehicle testing and next-generation automotive projects, highlighted by Government as crucial to the long-term success of UK PLC.”

Alex Burns, President of Millbrook, said: “These workshops provide the facilities and environment for technology companies to develop cutting edge products. We look forward to welcoming a number of new companies working in the Bus, Truck and Off-Highway Sector onto the site now that these workshops have opened.”

For further information about Millbrook Technology Park visit http://www.millbrook.co.uk/technology-park/ , email info@millbrook.co.uk, telephone +44(0)1525 404242 or find us on Twitter and LinkedIn. 

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About Millbrook:

Millbrook Group provides vehicle test and validation services to customers in the automotive, transport, tyre, petrochemical, defence and security industries. It is independent and impartial in everything it does.

It has a range of test facilities for components and full vehicles. These include varied indoor and outdoor test tracks in the UK and Northern Finland, engine dynamometers, environmental chambers, structural test laboratories, crash laboratories, interior systems laboratories and advanced emissions chassis dynamometers.

Millbrook’s employees are passionate about safety, customer service and technical excellence, making them ideal partners at any stage in the development and launch of the vehicles of tomorrow.

Millbrook Group is part of the Test and Measurement business segment of Spectris plc.

For further Millbrook press information, please contact Torque: 

 

Peter Haynes 020 7952 1084 or phaynes@torqueagencygroup.com

Adam Forshaw 020 7952 1082 or aforshaw@torqueagencygroup.com

Harriet Stowe 020 7952 1071 or hstowe@torqeagencygroup.com

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