International aerospace and defence company Nammo has taken a 18,200 sq ft building at Westcott.

The firm, currently in Building 47 at the park, has taken a 15-year lease with Westcott owner PATRIZIA Hanover PUT, for Building 6040, a manufacturing and production space within the Enterprise Zone.

Norway-based Nammo, which has run its UK operation at Westcott for around 70 years, will undertake an extensive fit-out of the building to incorporate laboratories, offices and clean rooms. It will be its UK head offices.

Nammo also manages the new National Space Propulsion Test Facility at Westcott on behalf of the UK Space Agency.

Adam Watts, business and strategic development manager of Nammo Space said: “The capabilities that the National Space Propulsion Test Facility brings to the UK space industry are already having a positive impact upon business levels and our ability to win projects that would otherwise have gone elsewhere. Many of the major players in America are now buying rocket engines from us so the business is growing rapidly.

“We work with other space and rocketry companies across the Westcott site and it’s great to see more companies moving to the park, further enhancing the community of space cluster companies.”

Nigel MacKenzie, development manager for Nammo, said: “Nammo sits at the heart of our Westcott propulsion family, so we are delighted to be able to accommodate its ongoing growth by providing move-on space.  Our job is to support these innovative companies throughout their lifecycle, providing them with a secure and sustainable environment to grow and develop their business operations.”

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