Marshall has confirmed that it will be moving its Land Systems business, currently located on Newmarket Road in Cambridge, to a new 15,000 sqm facility on the former RAF base at Alconbury Weald by 2025.
Marshall Land Systems Managing Director Gary Moynehan comments: “In partnership with our Marshall Group Property colleagues we have conducted an extensive search for potential new sites that would enable us to retain the vast majority of our workforce.
“The site at Alconbury meets all of our criteria and given its location and supporting infrastructure we believe it is the ideal home for our growing business.
“We have been hugely successful over recent years in winning new contracts both in the UK and overseas and the move will provide us with much needed extra capacity and the opportunity to reconfigure our operation to drive much greater efficiency.
“The new facility will accommodate all aspects of our operation including research, development, manufacturing and customer support and, importantly, provide us with the opportunity to incorporate the very latest developments in environmental and sustainability into the building.”
Work is now underway to prepare a reserved matters planning application for the new facility which will continue to employ circa 450 people when fully operational.
In April, Marshall secured outline planning permission from Central Bedfordshire Council for the relocation of its Aerospace business which will be moving from its current site in Cambridge by 2030.
Other areas of the Marshall business will remain in Cambridge including its Head Office, Group Property, Skills Academy, Aerostructures and Futureworx accelerator businesses.