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Huddersfield Engineering Firm Set To Move To Brighouse

A Huddersfield engineering firm is moving to Brighouse in a job creating expansion project. Valve specialist Severn Unival will switch from its Millford Street works in Huddersfield to purpose built 50,000 sq ft premises at Birds Royd Lane later this year.

The firm’s 84 employees will relocate as apart of a £2.5 million expansion that includes developing a dedicated valve research and innovation centre, which in turn will bring new jobs. It attracted a six figure grant under the Government’s £1.4 billion Regional Growth Fund.

Severn Unival’s move to Brighouse takes the firm back to its roots. The company formed 30 years ago started out at the town’s Pheonix Works.

Colin Findlay, managing director said “Moving back to Brighouse marks the start of an exciting new chapter for Severn Unival. We pride ourselves on our world class engineering skills and now we will have world class facilities to boot.”

Hanson Chartered Surveyors acted on behalf of Severn Unival to acquire the new unit on a leasehold basis. A full repairing and insuring lease for a term of 15 years was agreed at a headline rent of £5.00 per sq ft.

Mark Hanson, director of Hanson Chartered Surveyors said “In 1995 I moved what was then Unival Controls from Brighouse to Huddersfield. It is ironic 17 years later we are moving them back to Brighouse”.

He added “The new building represents a great opportunity for the future and illustrates the resilience of some sectors of the property market where demand is proven, particularly within specialist manufacturing and industry generally for the right kind of property in the right location.”

Written by Mark Hanson.

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