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Tewkesbury business plans expansion

A warfare technology and cyber security firm has announced plans for a new base in Tewkesbury.

With over 275 staff, L-3 TRL Technology Ltd has been given approval to change the use of a warehouse and production unit from B2 (general industrial) to B1 (offices, research and development and light industrial).

It is understood the firm, long-established in the town, plans to use the site for "the assembly of electronics".

Described by commercial property specialists Knight Frank as a modern facility, offering over 40,000 sq. ft of industrial space, the new base is situated on Shannon way. It was formerly owned by Smart Stabilizer Systems, a Weatherford International company which manufactured rotary steerable drilling tools for the oil and gas industry.

Built in 2002, the site currently comprises of a warehouse, undercroft, ground and first floor office space, concrete mezzanine and a large secure yard with two loading doors and 69 parking spaces.

L-3 TRL designs and delivers "advanced electronic warfare and cyber security solutions for the protection of people, infrastructure and assets, helping to counter evolving and emerging threats not only in the UK but worldwide".

They already rent several other offices and units across the business park.

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