Andover has been chosen as the new home for one of the UKs leading suppliers of tensile fabric structures J & J Carter have moved from Basingstoke to 26,500 sq ft premises on 1.5 acres at the recently rejuvenated Big Anton development on Walworth Business Park.
A leader in its sector with a £multi-million turnover and customers worldwide, J & J Carter have many extremely high profile projects to its name, including the Commonwealth Games Stadium in Glasgow, the Sails of the South in Portsmouth, and the Web of Light in Liverpool. Recent contract wins including the stabling for the Polo Tournament and Equestrian events at the 2012 Olympic Games and various structures for the Royal Wedding have further enhanced the companys reputation, leading the firm to look for larger premises where it can realise its expansion goals.
Robert Carter Director of J & J Carter commented, We have looked across a large search area to find the ideal base for J & J Carter to serve both our current and future requirements and the space on Walworth Business Park is perfect. It has allowed us to merge our five old warehouse and factory operations into a single building, providing both efficiency and cost effective benefits for our operations and our customers. Were delighted to be joining Walworth Park at such an exciting time of its development and contribute to its rejuvenation plans.
J & J Carter are one of the UKs leading manufacturers of tensile fabric structures and whilst all staff have moved across to the new Andover premises from the companys former HQ, the company has already increased its labour force by a quarter by recruiting from the Andover area, and by appointing two apprentices who will make a timely contribution to the recently announced drive to create 111 apprenticeships in the Test Valley during 2011.
Robert continued: We look forward to contributing to the local economy in Andover, meeting local businesses and showing them our extensive portfolio, which demonstrates our expertise in converting building exteriors with striking and distinctive canopies and fabric architecture. We look forward to many successful years here.