Westhill-based Proserv has announced the opening of a new Centre of Excellence in Great Yarmouth’s Beacon Park.
The energy services firm hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at the 65,000 square foot Artemis House, named after its “Artemis 2G” subsea technology.
Artemis House includes 25% of additional manufacturing space, modern offices and a yard area.
There is also the ability to add a further 20,000 square feet of workshop capacity in the future and increase headcount.
Chief operating officer Davis Larssen welcomed around 70 guests at the site.
He said: “Having just began building this exceptional site a little over a year ago, I would like to thank everyone involved in helping us reach this key milestone. This opening is a new chapter for us as we consolidate more than 180 employees from our previous two sites in the area.
“It’s fantastic to see our workforce unite, ensuring we are well placed to not only meet customers’ expectations but exceed them, now and in the future.”
The site was developed with support from Great Yarmouth Borough Council, who remain landlord for the facility.
In a joint statement, the borough council’s political group leaders, Cllr Graham Plant and Cllr Trevor Wainwright, said: “This landmark HQ is a symbol of Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s partnership work as a proactive authority dedicated to supporting local investment, jobs and growth, as well as bolstering Beacon Park’s national reputation as an established energy hub and top-performing Enterprise Zone.
“Artemis House will ensure that these skilled jobs, mostly held by local people, will continue to be based within the borough, while generating rental income which will be used to help support vital public services.
“As the developer, we would like to thank the skilled team who helped to make this important development a reality, and we’re sure that Proserv’s staff will enjoy their brand new purpose-built workplace.”