Patrizia, the manager of Birchwood Park, Warrington, has welcomed Mirion Technologies to the park’s prime warehouse development, Cavendish Place.
Miron is a global provider of products and services for radiation detection and protection, working with customers in nuclear facilities, military and civil defense agencies, hospitals, universities, national labs and other specialised industries.
The move to Birchwood Park builds on the firm’s existing UK operations at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire, and is driven by its ambition to grow the business in the nuclear decommissioning market. Specifically, Birchwood Park will host R&D and manufacturing of radiation measurement systems and services for nuclear decommissioning and waste management applications.
Commenting on the move, James Cocks at Mirion Technologies, said: “As we looked to expand our operations, Birchwood Park provided the ideal location to create a new base. The park’s proximity to our key customers in the North West, potential R&D partners and its sustainable access to talent at leading universities were all huge factors in our decision. We’re looking forward to now taking advantage of the networks both here at Birchwood Park and in the wider North West.”
Mirion will occupy a 11,210 sq ft warehouse facility at Cavendish Place which incorporates office space. Employees will also be well positioned to benefit from the perks of the Park designed to support employee wellbeing, as well as the attraction and retention of staff. Onsite perks include Starbucks coffee, the ‘Alive & Well’ gym and eating and meeting destination, The Centre.
Martin O’Rourke, commercial director at Birchwood Park, added: “Birchwood Park has a long history of collaboration in research, design and development, particularly in the nuclear services industry. Mirion is the perfect fit in this regard and will be a welcome addition to the diverse cluster of science and engineering businesses on the park.
“I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Mirion to our thriving business community. I look forward to seeing them benefit from the endless opportunities for growth here.”
In 2018, Birchwood Park is celebrating 20 years of growth. Since 1998 the park has almost tripled in size, providing 1.1million sq ft of office and warehouse space and accommodating over 165 businesses.
B8 Real Estate and JLL acted on behalf of Birchwood Park.