Precision aerospace components manufacturer Farsound Engineering has announced it is moving from Chingford, east London to a 3,600m2 site on Ashton Road in Romford.
Serving a global market, Farsound’s clients include Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Hamilton Sunstrand and a number of other blue chip companies. The company said the larger site would provide it with sufficient space to continue its recent growth, allow expansion of its production capacity and enhance its warehousing and distribution facility,
Farsound plan to retain all of its existing 80-strong team and further increase the workforce, providing employment opportunities for engineers, CNC (computer numerical control) programmers and machinists, operators, inspectors and NDT (non-destructive testing) level 1 operatives.
Farsound’s move is a result of a six month consultation with inward investment and business retention agency, Gateway to London (GtL). GtL helped Farsound find a suitable business site and consulted the local planning authority on Farsound’s behalf to ensure their change of use planning application was successfully awarded within their timescale.
The Romford facility will also accommodate administration, engineering, procurement and sales staff.
GtL is the Inward Investment & Business Retention Agency for Thames Gateway London. As a public/private sector partnership, GtL is funded by the London Development Agency, Department for the Communities & Local Government, the European Regional Development Fund and other private sector partners.