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Vivarail Relocate to Southam

Monday 27th January, 2020

Acting on behalf of a midlands based private propco, TDB Real Estate along with Joint agent Bromwich Hardy have let Westfiled Road Southam to VIvarail. This letting facilitates Vivarail’s relocation from the Quinton Rail Technology Centre in Long Marston. All 160 staff at the company will move to Southam as part of the its plans to base all its operations under one roof. However, it will continue to store rolling stock at Long Marston as there is no track at the new site.

Speaking to the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald,  Adrian Shooter, CEO of Vivarail, said “I find it hard to believe all we have managed to do in such a short space of time.  We have grown from start-up to fully fledged manufacturer in a record amount of time and it is with a touch of sadness that we will have to say goodbye to our friends and colleagues at Quinton Rail Technology Centre.

“However, we need to consolidate all our operations under one roof and our new facility at Southam gives us that opportunity. Rather than being spread amongst three or four different buildings we will all be housed under one roof which will ensure a seamless method of working with stores, design, engineering and production all in one building.

“It means we can continue to refine our build and delivery processes and to deliver high quality and excellent trains to our customers.”

TDB Real Estate originally acquired the building on behalf of the landlord and with Joint agents Bromwich Hardy advised on the refurbishment and letting. For further details contact Oliver Thompson at TDB Real Estate or Andrew Cosnett at Bromwich Hardy.