Growing firm Conveyor Networks plans Sci-Tech Daresbury move
Software and automation solutions firm Conveyor Networks has revealed plans to move into Sci-Tech Daresbury’s Techspace scheme, making it the first tenant of the flagship UK Enterprise Zone development.
Relocating from Lymm, near Warrington, the company has signed up for space at Techspace Two, one of two buildings currently being built at the Cheshire innovation campus.
Together with its sister property Techspace One, the centre will provide 56,000 sq ft of Grade-A office and lab space. The development, due for completion in the summer, forms part of a £20m project to invest in Sci-Tech Daresbury with new buildings, public space and campus infrastructure.
Conveyor Networks made the decision to move after experiencing growth in its core automation business, as well as seeing an increase in demand for its software and tech-led logistics offer.
The firm’s managing director, David Carroll, said: “The pace of change in logistics is fast and it’s crucial for us to stay ahead of this and offer customers long-term partnership and support.
“We’ve already seen the benefits of the connections at Sci-Tech Daresbury which have helped us develop initiatives quickly and cost effectively.”
Founded in 2009, Conveyor Networks provides businesses in the retail and e-commerce sectors with warehouse software and automation services. At its new base, the company will focus over the next five years on driving growth through product development and reacting to changes in the fields of e-commerce and logistics.
Located halfway between Runcorn and Warrington, Sci-Tech Daresbury represents a private-public partnership between developer Langtree, Halton Borough Council and the government’s Science and Technology Facilities Council.
The managing director of Langtree, John Downes, commented: “Speculative office and laboratory developments are rare in the current market but we were very confident that the compelling offer which Sci-Tech Daresbury represents would prove attractive to tenants.
“Techspace represents the very highest standard of workspace for high growth companies, with both requirements for specific technical facilities and to be part of a technology community where collaboration and innovation are at the heart of enterprise.”
He added: “We are delighted to welcome Conveyor Networks as our first Techspace tenant and look forward to supporting them as they continue their exciting growth journey.”