(l-r): David Gullick, Clague; Ben Green, W W Martin; Karl Elliott, Clague; Cllr Sue Chandler; Graham Heritage, Mark Huntley, Tamara Hardy and Andrew Wesley, Megger)
Ground breaking marks start of construction for factory extension and HQ redevelopment
Cllr Sue Chandler, Chairman of Dover District Council joined representatives of Megger to break ground on a multi-million pound investment of the company’s Dover HQ and manufacturing plant. Also attending were project architects, Clague LLP, and main contractor, W W Martin.
The ceremony marks the start of construction of a new manufacturing building and access arrangements on Channel View Road, and the redevelopment of the company’s HQ buildings. The expansion plans have been developed by the company to meet growing worldwide demand for its products.
Megger has been based in Dover since the 1960s and employs 260 highly skilled staff in the design, development, manufacture and commercialisation of electrical testing equipment. The new investment will help the company to recruit and retain key talent as it continues to grow, creating a modern, inspirational working environment with office views out across the English Channel.
The plans for the HQ building redevelopment includes new product development and marketing facilities, a customer training facility with specialist servicing for vehicles used for high-voltage testing, a new staff restaurant, and a heritage centre. A modern new look for the existing building on Archcliffe Road will include solar shades and a green/living wall to the existing staff car park.
(Credit: Clague LLP)
Cllr Sue Chandler, Chairman of Dover District Council: “Megger has been an important part of the Dover district’s economy for over fifty years, providing skilled local employment and exporting products ‘made in Dover’ across the world. I am delighted to join Megger to break the ground on the next exciting phase of their development in Dover.”
Graham Heritage, Managing Director at Megger's Dover site, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the investment in Dover with this multi-million pound project. The start of construction is a significant milestone and I’m tremendously proud of both the dedication and enthusiasm of our staff and the exemplary support and encouragement from Dover District Council which is helping us to deliver a world-class site."
Note to editors:
Megger designs, manufactures and sells portable electrical test equipment worldwide. The Group headquarters are in Dover with six further manufacturing facilities in the USA, Germany and Sweden. The company has over 25 sales offices worldwide and sells both directly and through an extensive network of highly skilled distributors. Customers include utilities (generation, transmission and distribution), industrial companies, as well as large and small businesses.
Posted on 27 February 2019