Commercial property

Power components firm creates a buzz with business park expansion

Written by Peter Davison.

Unit 77 Shrivenham Hundred Business ParkA leading UK specialist distributor of components and systems for high voltage, pulsed power and power electronics is expanding into a further unit at Shrivenham Hundred Business Park near Swindon following rapid growth over the last two years.

Pulse Power and Measurement Ltd, which was founded in 1994, has four business lines: PPM Power, ViaLite Communications, PPM Test and PPM Systems.

Further to growth across all four divisions, the company found itself requiring additional office space. The acquisition of Unit 77 met these requirements, with the property offering 2,000 sq ft of high-quality offices, additional meeting rooms and further parking. Martin Ryan, managing director at PPM, said: “The business has grown rapidly over the last two years and we needed more space to house the additional people and operations.

"We looked at potential new sites in the area but were happy to be able to co-locate our new facility on the same business park as our existing offices and manufacturing units.”

PPM expects to be settled in the new unit from the start of August. The existing PPM units (63-66) will continue to house the business’s manufacturing, production, test and stores areas, anechoic chamber, and existing offices and meeting rooms.

Bradley Forbes, of chartered surveyors Loveday, said: “We are delighted to have sourced a tenant for our client and wish PPM well with their expansion. It is encouraging to see businesses on Shrivenham Hundred thrive and expand.”