Waters Corporation’s new facility at St Modwen’s Longbridge Business Park has reached practical completion.

Waters Corporation is a global leader in analytical instruments and software serving the life, materials and food sciences for more than 60 years. The multinational company which is based in the U.S. has more than 7,800 employees worldwide with more than 1,000 of these employed across England and Ireland.

The new industry-leading scientific precision engineering centre is located on the former West Works site and has been built by Midlands-based contractor Speller Metcalfe on behalf of St. Modwen Developments for Waters Corporation.

This new building will replace their existing premises in Solihull and increase space by 300% for the Waters Corporation providing 100 highly skilled jobs due to the expansion.

Located on land just off Bristol Road South, the Water’s Corporation building further expands the Longbridge Business Park, which has already provided a boost to the local economy and created a significant number of jobs for local residents.

Elliot Sellars, Development Director at St Modwen, said:

“It has been exciting to witness the construction of the Water’s Corporation at Longbridge.

We are thrilled that Waters chose Longbridge Business Park and as the regeneration continues, we welcome the opportunity to have more world leading companies choose Longbridge as their home.

“The area offers global companies such as Waters Corporation, the space needed to facilitate expansion. The location, connections and amenities are ideal, and the building and infrastructure capabilities on offer here are second-to-none.

“We’re really encouraged by the volume of specialised industry and world class technologies that are choosing to make Longbridge their home and look forward to Waters Corporation making the full move in 2024.”

Water’s Corporation new facility serves to advance Longbridge Business Park’s status as a hub for development in the West Midlands.

Stephen Moore, Senior Facilities Manager EMEA at Waters adds:

“Our new facility will further expand our capacity in areas such as pharmaceutical, life sciences, forensics and more. Having the opportunity to work with St. Modwen to develop a specialist centre that meets our immediate business needs and affords the capacity for further expansion in the future gives our business the reassurance to make a significant investment here.”

Rob Lashford, Divisional Director at Speller Metcalfe said:

We’re delighted to have worked on this innovative and industry-leading new centre in Longbridge. To complete on such an important project and continuing the development of the West Midlands, is something we are proud to be a part of as a regional contractor local to the area.

The opening of the building is scheduled for 2024.