A new building for Mexichem, a new 3G floodlit football pitch for the local community and a series of Christmas events…it’s all happening at The Heath
Runcorn: November 22, 2018: It’s all happening at The Heath in Runcorn where new-build and major refurbishment programmes continue to reshape and enhance the popular business and technical park.
SOG Group, The Heath’s owner and operator, has secured a contract to construct a new building for Mexichem Fluor, part of Mexichem Group. The company is a global chemical business supplying fluorine-based products, technologies and services to a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, automotive, specialist polymers, refrigeration and air-conditioning.
Mexichem, which has bases in the USA, Japan and Mexico, as well as the UK, has been operating at The Heath since 2010 where it has a research & development facility. The new building will provide much-needed office space for its expanding operation.
The Mexichem building will be the latest in a series of new-build and refurbishment projects at The Heath. SOG recently completed a new high-tech research and development facility for Nanoco Group plc, a world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots and nanomaterials. Nanoco, which has its UK headquarters in Manchester, has been operating from The Heath in Runcorn since 2010 where it manufactures quantum dots and other nanomaterials for use in LCD televisions, monitors and lighting systems.
SOG also plans to refurbish another of its buildings for a new customer due to move on to the Park in 2019.
John Lewis, SOG’s Managing Director, says: “New buildings offer businesses the opportunity to reinforce their brand identity away from shared buildings while still being able to access all of The Heath’s communal facilities such as restaurant, conference and meeting rooms, and leisure suite. 2018 has been an immensely busy year for us. We’ve seen a steep rise in enquiries for space over recent months, particularly from start-ups and SME businesses, which has been very encouraging taking into account all the uncertainty over Brexit.”
Meanwhile SOG continues to develop community facilities at The Heath that can be accessed by neighbouring residents as well as the businesses located at the site. SOG has created a new flood-lit 3G synthetic five-a-side football pitch that will complement The Heath’s award-winning leisure suite and gymnasium.
The pitch officially opened on Friday, November 23rd with a charity football match in aid of ‘Stick n Step’ which supports children suffering from cerebral palsy and their families. Stick n step has a support centre based in Runcorn.
Mr. Lewis adds: “The Heath is more than a location for businesses. Our ethos has always been to open our leisure facilities to the entire local community. Over the festive period we have a number of functions taking place. These include a Christmas Lunch on December 19th and a Christmas Party on December 7th with a ‘80s. 90s and Now’ music theme. From December 3rd to 7th we have a Christmas Market with a variety of stalls where shoppers can purchase hand-made crafts, beauty products, jewellery and books.”
For further information about what’s on at The Heath in the run up to Christmas check out the Event Suite section of The Heath’s website at www.theheath.com
About The Heath
The Heath Business and Technical Park is a phenomenal regeneration success story. Formed in 2000, its owner and operator, SOG Ltd, has transformed a once single occupancy corporate facility into a thriving independent business park. The Heath now provides office and laboratory accommodation for more than 120 individual organisations, ranging from business services and IT specialists to those at the cutting edge of science, research and advanced manufacturing. Around 2,000 people are employed at the site. For further information, telephone 01928 515988 or visit www.theheath.com
Issued on behalf of The Heath Business and Technical Park, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 4QX – Part of the SOG Group
Media contact: Paul Smith Associates (PSA) 01420 22532