SEGRO has unveiled a 10,450 sq ft extension to one of its Slough Trading Estate occupiers’ buildings, a move which kept the business on the site.

Engineering parts supplier John Crane had operated from two buildings, employing 300 people. The firm has been in various buildings on the estate for almost 100 years.

It has now consolidated into the extended Buckingham Avenue building which is now 94,400 sq ft and has signed a 15-year lease.

James Craddock, managing director, Thames Valley for SEGRO, said: “We have worked with John Crane for almost a century, and it is testament to the strength of this partnership that we can continue the relationship for at least another 15 years.

“This deal also demonstrates the benefits of working within a Simplified Planning Zone, as well as the uniqueness of the Slough Trading Estate and how it is able to adapt and be flexible to help customers address their ever changing needs.

“It also shows that by maintaining a close dialogue with our customers and thinking creatively we are able to meet our own requirements to modernise and evolve the trading estate within the physical constraints of land availability.”

Domenic Dicioccio, plant manager, UK at John Crane, said: “We are excited about the new production capabilities and organisation benefits enabled by the extension of our Slough site.

“Our ongoing investment in facilities, people and technology supports long-term plans for business growth in essential energy production industries.  We look forward to our continuing relationship with SEGRO and the Slough Trading Estate.”

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