IMI Truflo Marine announces new HQ plans

IMI Truflo Marine, a manufacturer of critical flow control solutions, has announced plans to develop a “state-of-the-art” centre of engineering.

The West Midlands site will be developed at Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMH) in a deal with Barberry Industrial.

An application for detailed planning consent for the 57,000 sq ft headquarters has been approved by Birmingham City Council, with construction set to be completed in Q3 2021.

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Steve Robins, managing director at IMI Truflo Marine, said: “This new facility is a major commitment to the sector and will provide a world class capability for our global customers. It will also greatly enhance the work environment and experience for our employees.

“It was important to us that we found a solution that was right for the business but also our employees who are critical to our growth plans.”

Barberry, a West Midlands property investor and developer, now has 3.3 million sq ft of industrial and logistics space, with a gross development value of nearly £400m.

The development of the new headquarters is seen as “another excellent piece of business” between the firms and the local council.

Jon Robinson, development director at Barberry, said: “We’re delighted to have concluded a deal which will allow us to create a global centre of engineering excellence on our Grade A site located off junction six of the M6.

“The new headquarters we are developing on their behalf will be a state-of-the-art facility which will match their global ambitions and align with the expectations of their customers around the world.”

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