FANUC’s new headquarters on the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) owned site will be developed by Highbridge Properties plc and is due for completion early next year.
The building will comprise a 56,000 sq ft design, manufacturing and training facility, 43,000 sq ft of offices and an 8,000 sq ft showroom.
The move comes after FANUC confirmed its commitment to the area by appointing national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) to search for and acquire new premises in Coventry. The award-winning manufacturer’s existing premises is five miles away at Seven Stars Industrial Estate.
Tom Bouchier, managing director of FANUC UK, said: “Our new headquarters will enable us to grow and develop our team of industry experts, and offer the highest quality services to our customers. As our business continues to evolve, we look forward to working alongside a variety of technological centres of excellence.”
Adrian Hill, director of Highbridge Properties, added: “We are delighted that FANUC has chosen Ansty Park as the location for its new UK facility. FANUC will be a great addition to the already strong occupier base at Ansty Park. Furthermore, the impressive design and high specification of the building will enhance the excellent scheme quality within the development.”
Matt Tilt, associate director of industrial and logistics at LSH in Birmingham “Moving to Ansty Park, which is undoubtedly one of the premium developments in the region, is the perfect fit for a company of FANUC’s calibre and we are very pleased to have secured such a prime site which we hope will be the company’s UK home for many years to come.
Karl Tupling, Executive Director for the Midlands for the HCA added: “The HCA is pleased to have played a part in securing another new facility at Ansty Park.
It’s further proof of the confidence investors have shown in the Park in recent years, which have seen it become home to a number of world renowned specialists, contributing significantly to the Midland’s economy.”
Ansty Park is located close to junction 2 of the M6 and will provide 1.5 million sq ft of space set in 100 acres. Phase one is home to the Sainsbury’s Store Support Centre and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC). Phase two will comprise of six state-of-the-art buildings ranging in size from 34,000 sq ft to 90,000 sq ft.
Cushman & Wakefield and Knight Frank are the joint disposal agents at Ansty Park.