New Renishaw Innovation Centre in Gloucestershire, UK

renishaw-centre-viewGlobal precision engineering company Renishaw plc opened a Renishaw Innovation Centre by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, who also presented the company with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category.

The Renishaw Innovation Centre gives the company an additional 153,000 sq ft of space which houses research and development and corporate services staff, as well as demonstration, training and conference facilities. The additional space is also enabling Renishaw’s spectroscopy and laser calibration product lines to relocate to the company’s headquarters site. The space vacated at the Old Town site in Wotton-under-Edge and the Woodchester site, Gloucestershire, UK, near Stroud will provide further expansion space as the company continues to develop.renishaw-centre

Speaking about the new building Sir David McMurtry, Renishaw’s Chairman and Chief Executive, said, “The Renishaw Innovation Centre is one of a series of significant investments that we are making to secure our future growth here in the UK, and in our many overseas markets. This building on its own represents a £20 million investment and I would like to thank all of the Renishaw employees and our contractors who have worked incredibly hard to deliver such a high quality facility.”

HRH The Princess Royal said, “It is a pleasure to open this new building and I’m sure that it will fulfil all the ambitions that you might have for it, but it certainly goes with my best wishes.”

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