80 year old steel firm take up new base in Cumbria
27th June 2016: Peers (also known as Harry Peers Steelwork) has selected Westlakes Science and Technology Park for its new Cumbrian base.
With increased project work servicing the nuclear industry, in particular Sellafield, Peers has taken up this new office to provide a suitable environment for meetings with specifiers and suppliers who are not security cleared for Sellafield sites. The new space in Ingwell Hall will also give additional office workspace to the Peers team.
Peers specialises in the project management, design, fabrication and erection of structural steelwork contracts within the nuclear, petrochemical, process, and pharmaceutical industries. The company plans to increase its market share within these sectors and the Westlakes base will be critical in expanding its operation within The Centre of Nuclear Excellence.
Michael Peers, Managing Director at Peers commented “The move on to the Westlakes site made a great deal of sense for Peers. We were very attracted to a base where our team could be within walking distance of many current and prospective clients. We have a lot of existing and future projects in place with other residents on the site, and the reduction of travel time – together with the facilities at Westlakes – were a key factor in our choice.
“Peers were looking for a well-appointed office that could offer them a sensible base to grow their nuclear operations from,” explains Michael Pemberton, CEO of Britain’s Energy Coast (BEC) – the owners and operators of Westlakes Science and Technology Park. “To be selected by a company with such an impressive history in UK steelworks really strengthens the quality of companies who call the science park home, we are delighted that Peers are joining us.”