WPCC members, DJ Property, are pleased to announce that SOCOTEC a well-established global supplier of testing, inspection and compliance services in the UK has recently moved into new offices at Oxford Court, Granby Industrial Estate Weymouth.
Mickey Jones, Chief Executive of DJ Property said “I was delighted when SOCOTEC approached me for commercial business space in south Dorset. The commercial unit at Oxford Court is ideal for the business providing over 3,000 square feet of flexible space which fits their current needs and those in the immediate future. By attracting businesses of this calibre to South Dorset it really enhances the commercial business mix that we have on Granby Industrial Estate and Link Park. This is a real vote of confidence for the south Dorset economy and for Weymouth. Granby Industrial Estate and Link Park are now attracting global companies with professional highly trained staff who set up adjacent to well established local companies and encourage organic business growth in the area.”
SOCOTEC offer testing, inspection and compliance services and are committed to continuous improvement, innovation and quality, which underpin all operations and processes. The facility in Weymouth primarily serves the construction industry and associated sectors with chemical analysis on a range of materials including soils, aggregates, concrete and mortar.
Tom Green, technical manager, Infrastructure and Energy, SOCOTEC said: “Our recent relocation from East Stoke to Weymouth is a continued commitment to the South West area, so SOCOTEC can continue to provide construction materials testing services in the area, as well as nationwide. The property available to us at Granby Industrial Estate will allow us to optimise our workflow as well as improve our efficiencies and our turnaround times. Local employment opportunities will be available in the future, with our new facility as a strong base for growth.”
SOCOTEC UK employs over 1400 full time members of staff and is looking to expand over the next few years.
Almost 100% of DJ Property’s units on the Granby Industrial Estate, Lynch Lane Industrial Estate and Link Park are currently occupied, but DJ Property has an ongoing development pipeline to keep up with future demand. Buildings at Link Park and many on Granby Industrial Estate are amongst the highest quality available in South Dorset, often benefitting from reduced cost solar PV generated electricity.
PHOTO: Mickey Jones of DJ Property with Matt Ings MIAT, Operations Manager –South
INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENERGY, SOCOTEC, Unit 16 & 17 Oxford Court, Cambridge Road, Granby Industrial Estate Weymouth, Dorset DT4 9GH