Construction work has started on a new £13 million headquarters building at Worcester Six Business Park for Kimal's arrival later this year.
Worcestershire company Kimal Plc is relocating and expanding its headquarters to a 140,000 sq. ft. unit at Worcester Six – a £120 million business park located on the outskirts of Worcester near Junction 6 of the M5.
It was the first company to commit to moving to the site, followed by Spire Healthcare and one of Europe's largest 3D printing companies, Material Solutions, part of Siemens.
Alan Press, Chief Executive Officer at Kimal, said: “The start of construction at Worcester Six is another step forward for Kimal and clearly demonstrates our continued commitment to the area which we first invested into in 1990. This impressive new facility will help us realise our exciting growth plans.”
In the early 90s, Kimal launched the first cardiology procedure pack in the UK leading to the opening of its manufacturing facility in Bromsgrove. The company, which now manufactures over 1 million procedure packs every year, is moving from the recently outgrown existing accommodation at Droitwich and creating up to 100 additional jobs.
Worcestershire County Council Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure, Councillor Dr Ken Pollock, said: “It's great to see the work progressing well, preparing for Kimal's arrival at their new home at Worcester Six. As the first company to commit to moving on to the site, they've paved the way for a bright future for Worcester Six Business Park.''
Kimal will invest more than £3 million in an initial fit out phase, with a further £3 million investment in facilities over time.
Gary Woodman, chief executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We are delighted to see that work has begun on the Kimal site at Worcester 6. We have seen a large amount of interest in the location, and I’m pleased that Kimal will be the first of many exciting businesses to invest. The overall investment into the business park will aid the creation of 5,000 new jobs and help to significantly boost the local economy.”