Hundreds of new jobs at Dunsbury Park development
Thursday December 3rd, 2020
The diggers have moved in to start work on a new Portsmouth City Council construction project that will create hundreds of new local engineering and manufacturing jobs.
The new 120,000 sq ft specialist facility – which the council is building at its award-winning business park Dunsbury Park – will also generate millions of pounds of rental income for vital council services and will be a major part of the post-Covid-19 recovery.
Work has started on the engineering and manufacturing unit which the council is building at its 45 acre site, next to junction 3 of the A3(M).
The new building is for BioPure Technologies Ltd – a fluid-path component manufacturer for the biotechnology industry. BioPure Technologies Ltd is part of global engineering company Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group – a niche pump and associated fluid path manufacturer and subsidiary of FTSE100 Company Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC.
Andrew Mines, managing director of Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, said: “We’re immensely proud to be able to reinforce BioPure’s position as a major employer in the Portsmouth area and are delighted to be working with Portsmouth City Council on this expansion project.
“BioPure is an important member of the Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group family and their products are highly valued by customers in the biopharmaceutical sector, a sector which has been at the forefront of news during the global pandemic.
“We are excited to be able to expand to this larger facility to support our growing business.”
Dunsbury Park is also home to a DPD logistics plant and the headquarters of VW van specialist Breeze Motor Group.
The council has planning permission for 665,000 sq ft of manufacturing, industrial, distribution and office space at the site and has built-to-suit units available from 20,000 sq ft to 200,000 sq ft. The site is served by a custom-built link road, superfast broadband and high voltage power as well as drainage for a one in 100-hundred year storm.
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