Dyson plans to double Malmesbury research site

By Anita Jaynes on 29 January, 2014

Engineering firm, Dyson plans to double the size of their current head offices in Malmesbury,Wiltshire.

A £250m investment will create 3,00o new jobs for engineers and scientists in the region and marks the firms largest expansion plans to date.

The investment focuses on a new technology development centre with research and development facilities split over 4 buildings.

Locals wishing to see the plans, which rely on approval, are on display at Malmesbury town hall from February 3.

The founder of the firm Sir James Dyson said: “I arrived in Wiltshire with four engineering graduates, now 1,000 more have joined us,”

“But to develop the advanced technology we need, 3,000 more highly skilled engineers and scientists are required.

“We hope to create the space for them here in Malmesbury, but with a shortfall of 61,264 engineers every year in the UK, finding them is difficult.”