Claire Perry MP officially opens Grant UK’s new Showroom and Meeting Suites

Grant UK Grand Opening Devizes
Claire Perry MP pictured with, from left to right, Niall Fay (Grant Engineering), Paul Wakefield (Grant UK) and Stephen Grant (Grant Engineering)

On 15th June, The Right Honourable Claire Perry MP visited Grant UK’s Headquarters in Devizes, Wiltshire, to officially open the new Showroom and Meeting Suite on-site.

Grant UK welcomed customers, suppliers and staff to their HQ for the official opening of the facilities. Claire Perry, the Energy Minister and Member of Parliament for the Devizes Constituency, was the lead guest and formally opened the new premises.

“As the local MP and a local resident, I am proud to be on the Hopton Industrial Estate to open Grant UK’s new premises. Thanks to companies like Grant UK and their innovative products which bring down emissions and improve the way that people heat their homes, the UK is leading the way in cutting carbon emissions,” said Claire Perry.

The new development, which was designed and built using local businesses and was completed in January, took less than a year and has significantly increased the size of the storage facilities and offices, an expansion which will enable Grant UK to enhance the level of service it delivers to customers.

Grant UK’s HQ has occupied its central location on the Hopton Industrial Estate in Devizes for nearly two decades. The latest development commenced in the summer of 2017 and involved the demolition of a derelict building adjacent to the existing offices and warehouse. The site now welcomes an extensive new warehouse with an adjoining showroom and meeting suites.

To compliment the new facility, Grant UK has taken the opportunity to install a state of the art racking system in both the new and existing warehouses which has doubled the storage capacity of the site. Over 4,000 oil boilers are now stocked on-site with additional warehouse space being allocated for the storage of renewable products and a growing range of spares.

Adjacent to the new warehouse is a new showroom which is home to a selection of Grant’s innovative heating products. On display are several of Grant’s Vortex oil boiler models which were awarded 2017 Which? Best Buys alongside the Aerona³ air source heat pump and VortexAir Hybrid. There is also a working 16kW Aerona³ heat pump which is supplying the building with heating and hot water. Visitors are welcome to the showroom by appointment.

Above the showroom there is a new meeting suite which can accommodate up to fourteen attendees which incorporates a smart screen and conference call facilities. In addition to Grant UK’s own use, it is hoped that their merchant customers will also use the new premises to host their own regional events.

Paul Wakefield, Grant UK’s Managing Director, also addressed the guests at the event. “Grant UK moved to Devizes in 2002,” commented Paul. “Today, we employ 76 employees and the site has continued to develop to accommodate our expanding product portfolio, including Grant’s growing renewable offerings from air source heat pumps through to innovative hybrid technologies. We were very pleased to welcome Claire Perry to open the new facilities which marks the beginning of the next chapter in Grant UK’s history. There are several exciting projects and developments waiting in the wings here at Grant and we look forward to unveiling these later in the year.”

The opening was supported by Grant UK's chosen 2018 charity, Julia's House, Alastair Currie Events of Brockley and Fosters Event Catering of Bristol.

Devizes MP at Grant UK opening event
Claire Perry addressing guests at the official opening

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