Dyson’s £250m expansion in Wiltshire approved

By Anita Jaynes on June 6, 2014

Dyson has been granted planning permission by Wiltshire Council to expand its research and development facilities.

Dyson’s headquarters in Malmesbury will double in size now that the new plans have been given the go-ahead.

Over the next 10 years the firm estimates 3,000 new jobs will be created at the site, the largest expansion in the companies 21 year history. Dyson is already working with universities to find 400 new engineers.

The new space will be used to expand its motor electronic research projects, increase their experimentation into noise-cancelling acoustic technologies and develop their robotics and Dyson vision projects.

James Dyson said: “It is a relief to finally expand our campus here in Malmesbury, so we can ramp up our research into robotics, motors, material science and aero acoustics. We are grateful for the strong support shown by Wiltshire Council.

“The new campus will allow us to increase collaboration with Britain’s world-class universities, but the plan is of course reliant on action being taken to address Britain’s yawning shortage of engineers.”