One of the first buildings visitors see when arriving in Dover via the A20, Megger’s offices and factory at Archcliffe Road are to be given a multi-million Pound redevelopment and reorganisation.
Working with Clague Architects in Canterbury, Megger successfully submitted its plan to Dover District Council, including a new building to create a service, repair and training centre for its cable fault and test system vehicles.
This first phase of the investment will be followed by the multi-million Pound redevelopment of Megger’s factory, which will create a more flexible space from where the company will undertake its high-tech engineering, including the design, development and manufacture of new electrical measurement products.
David Gullick, Associate at Clague Architects, said: “The brief required us to bring forward plans to support Megger’s commitment to improving productivity and speeding up new product development. The focus was on how the buildings could be redesigned to help the engineering and manufacturing teams work more closely together.
“Another important aspect of our designs included improving the exterior of the building and at the same time improving the reception areas and spaces shared by all its 260 employees and its visitors.
“Work will start early in the New Year and when finished, Megger’s offices will present a striking welcome to those arriving and leaving the town.”
Jim Fairbairn, chief executive of the Megger Group Ltd, said: “We are delighted to announce this multi-million Pound investment and couldn’t be happier with the support of the local council around our plans to make our Dover site truly world class.
“Every day I’m struck by the professionalism and dedication of our staff in our Dover facility and we are thrilled as a business to be able to further in invest in our site.”
Megger’s importance to Dover has been recognised, and Cllr Keith Morris, Leader of Dover District Council, said: “This investment is a major vote of confidence in Dover from Megger, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of electrical testing equipment. Megger has been an important part of the local economy since the 1960’s, exporting products ‘Made in Dover’ around the world and creating a talent pool of highly skilled local employees.”
Posted on | by David Gullick