Developer Stoford is to develop a new 90,000ft2 factory at Andover Business Park in Hampshire for stair lift company Stannah aimed at streamlining Stannah’s production process and bring some of its supply chain in-house.
The building will benefit from strong sustainability credentials, including more than 23,500ft2 of solar panels that will save a projected 203 tons of CO2 emissions a year compared to using electricity from the grid.
It will also include integral first floor office space, ground floor storage space, a haunch height of 12 metres, dock and level access doors, and in the region of 175 car parking spaces.
Stannah plans to vacate Anton Mill where it manufactures its range of platform lifts and bring production of stairlift and lift manufacturing under one roof. Fabrication for both product lines will take place at Watt Close while all assembly will transfer to the new site.
Stoford Director, Edward Peel said that work is expected to begin on site in August 2022 with the building programmed for completion in spring next year. Benniman has been appointed as contractor.
Stannah Group Managing Director, Jon Stannah said: “The new factory in Andover forms part of our wider growth strategy to increase our manufacturing capacity, reduce customer lead times and improve supply chain resilience.”