Leading manufacturer of electrical test and measuring equipment Megger Limited has established a new facility at Kings Hill to accommodate its expansion plans in the UK and to house a new development team.
The company, which sells its products worldwide, already has a manufacturing base in Dover where it employs around 230 people and has chosen Kings Hill to take advantage of its location to augment the recruitment of high calibre engineers.
"Our Kings Hill base will house a satellite development team and initially we are looking to employ around eight engineers on site in a mix of disciplines – mechanical, hardware, software and a site lead," said Bryan Phillips, Megger's marketing and sales director.
"We intend to use the first year to hone the operation of our new base and will then review a further expansion.
"Kings Hill fitted the profile we wanted in terms of locale, with a better reach for engineering talent and yet close enough to Dover to be integrated into our development structure."
People working at Kings Hill benefit from the business park's on site shops, restaurants, sports and leisure amenities all set in extensive, award winning, landscaped grounds and, said Caroline Binns of Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust: "This is one of the main reasons for businesses moving here.
"We are also very close to major road and rail networks giving easy access to London, Europe and the rest of the country. The area also benefits from a highly skilled workforce both living here at Kings Hill in the residential village or in the locality. We are delighted Megger has decided to establish itself here."
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Notes to Editors:
Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd is a subsidiary of US-based Liberty Property Trust, a Real Estate Investment Trust, listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) is a leader in commercial real estate, serving customers in the United States and United Kingdom, through the development, acquisition, ownership and management of superior office and industrial properties. Liberty's 99 million square foot portfolio includes 560 properties which provide office, distribution and light manufacturing facilities to 1,200 tenants.
Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd is developing Kings Hill - www.kings-hill.com - as a rapidly growing sustainable community in line with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), ensuring economic, environmental and social progress for this and future generations. Kings Hill combines commercial, residential, educational, retail, community, sports and leisure uses within 800 acres of highly landscaped low density parkland and aims to promote quality of life by providing a unique environment in which people can live, work, play and study. In addition to providing accommodation for SME's, Kings Hill also attracts significant international tenants such as Barclays, Rolex, Cabot Financial, Marsh, Arthur J Gallagher and Kimberly-Clark.
Liberty Property Trust UK and Kent County Council formed a collaborative public/private sector "partnership" to develop Kings Hill as an exemplar mixed-use community. Kings Hill is the County's flagship development for attracting inward investment and promoting regional economic growth.