Digital metallurgy company Alloyed has taken a 10,000 sq ft high tech industrial unit at Abingdon Business Park, one of three deals announced by the landlord.

Royal London Asset Management and XLB have let the last remaining unit, one of four at a development on the park known as Foxcombe, on a 10-year lease.

The letting represents an expansion of the additive manufacturing ability of Alloyed, which was originally spun out from Oxford University in 2017.

Its head offices and alloy research centre will remain at Oxford Industrial Park.

Pieter Guichelaar, electronics business unit director, said: “This move represents an important and exciting step on our journey to become a major producer of additively-manufactured metal components for a range of high-tech industries, including electronics, automotive, aerospace and energy.

“The site in Abingdon is our first purpose built prototyping and manufacturing centre with associated metallurgy lab and testing capabilities.

“As a high-tech engineering business with further significant growth opportunities, we look forward to investing further and bringing a range of advanced additive manufacturing roles to the site, including both mechanical and process engineers as well as technician and quality roles.”

In a second deal, yacht tender supplier Williams Jet Tenders has acquired 14,500 sq ft at 3B Colwell Drive to meet its expansion requirements.

Head of marketing Tom Dowdell said: “Williams Jet Tenders were looking for additional storage space to support our manufacturing and commercial facility nearby in Berinsfield.

“After careful consideration, the unit on Abingdon Business Park was a great match for the size we needed, as well as having useful transport links to surrounding areas. We look forward to settling into the area and believe this step will help us achieve our business goals over the coming years.”

And in a third deal, DNA analysis provider Cellmark, which occupies more than 50,000 sq ft at Abingdon Business Park has extended its lease by 10 years with some additional space for its state-of-the-art laboratory.

XLB partner William Poole said: “Royal London and XLB are delighted to welcome Alloyed and Williams Jet Tenders to the park. Both companies are at the forefront of their respective sectors, and we are excited to be working with them going forward. Furthermore, we are pleased Cellmark are expanding and have re-committed to the park for a further 10 years – they are now one of the leading employers in the area.

“Abingdon Business Park continues to be a leading location for Oxfordshire’s precision engineering, life sciences and manufacturing occupiers.

CBRE represented Royal London Asset Management and XLB.

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