it's all happening at The Heath
A new building for Mexichem, a new 3G floodlit football pitch for the local community and a series of Christmas events…it's all happening at The Heath
New-build and major refurbishment programmes continue to reshape and enhance the popular business and technical park.
SOG Group, The Heaths owner and operator, has secured a contract to construct a new building for Mexichem Fluor, part of Mexichem Group. The company is a global chemical business supplying fluorine-based products, technologies and services to a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, automotive, specialist polymers, refrigeration and air-conditioning.
Mexichem, which has bases in the USA, Japan and Mexico, as well as the UK, has been operating at The Heath since 2010 where it has a research & development facility. The new building will provide much-needed office space for its expanding operation.
The Mexichem building will be the latest in a series of new-build and refurbishment projects at The Heath. SOG recently completed a new high-tech research and development facility for Nanoco Group plc, a world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots and nanomaterials. Nanoco, which has its UK headquarters in Manchester, has been operating from The Heath in Runcorn since 2010 where it manufactures quantum dots and other nanomaterials for use in LCD televisions, monitors and lighting systems.
SOG also plans to refurbish another of its buildings for a new customer due to move on to the Park in 2019.
John Lewis, SOGs Managing Director, says: New buildings offer businesses the opportunity to reinforce their brand identity away from shared buildings while still being able to access all of The Heaths communal facilities such as restaurant, conference and meeting rooms, and leisure suite. 2018 has been an immensely busy year for us. Weve seen a steep rise in enquiries for space over recent months, particularly from start-ups and SME businesses, which has been very encouraging taking into account all the uncertainty over Brexit.
Meanwhile SOG continues to develop community facilities at The Heath that can be accessed by neighbouring residents as well as the businesses located at the site. SOG has created a new flood-lit 3G synthetic five-a-side football pitch that will complement The Heaths award-winning leisure suite and gymnasium.
The pitch officially opens on Friday, November 23rd with a charity football match in aid of Stick n Step which supports children suffering from cerebral palsy and their families. Stick n step has a support centre based in Runcorn.
Mr. Lewis adds: The Heath is more than a location for businesses. Our ethos has always been to open our leisure facilities to the entire local community. Over the festive period we have a number of functions taking place. These include a Christmas Lunch on December 19th and a Christmas Party on December 7th with a 80s. 90s and Now music theme. From December 3rd to 7th we have a Christmas Market with a variety of stalls where shoppers can purchase hand-made crafts, beauty products, jewellery and books.
For further information about whats on at The Heath in the run up to Christmas check out the Event Suite section of The Heaths website at www.theheath.com
About The Heath
The Heath, which was established as a business park in 2000, has attracted over 175 British and international companies, ranging from bio science firms to IT specialists, from food industry consultants to website designers, and from government agencies to telemarketing specialists. Residents have been attracted by the 60-acre business park's vast range of impressive facilities and its flexibility in space management and in attitude. The Heath offers a wide range of office and laboratory space, together with a purpose-built conference centre that includes a 120-seat lecture theatre. Residents can also choose from a wide selection of additional services, including telephone and broadband connectivity, laboratory support services, scientific glass-blowing and precision engineering facilities, to name but a few. Residents also have access to The Heath's fitness centre and gym. Combined with 1,700 parking spaces, its first-class transport links - and the ability for residents to select and pay for just the services they require - it's no surprise that the number of companies on The Heath is continuing to grow rapidly.
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PAUL SMITH ASSOCIATES
23rd November 2018