New build at T54 makes it three in a row success for Morris Property

An expanding Telford manufacturer, which exports worldwide, will showcase its new production facilities and offices built by Morris Property at an open day for customers.

Torus Measurement Systems awarded the £806,000 build contract to the Shrewsbury-based company so it could move from rented accommodation to its own premises alongside its main site and head office at Telford 54 Business Park

Morris Property won the competitive tender after successfully delivering two major projects for other companies at T54. It built the 10,000 sq ft detached extension, which includes 2,500 sq ft of single storey fully fitted out offices with storage above and 7,500 sq ft of serviced manufacturing space, in a 26-weeks scheme.

The building, which is shared by Torus Measurement Systems and Torus Automation, was designed to meet requirements for further growth and will be showcased at an open day in early 2017.

Mike Parry, company director of Torus Technology Group, said: “We are delighted with the new building which is three times the size of premises we were renting at Halesfield. Our lease was expiring and we wanted to move out and into a bigger property which we would also own and allow for future business expansion.

“We chose Morris Property to build it next to our main site because the company was recommended by our architect and project managers, Silk Sharples Jennings (SSJ) and we knew the Morris team had the expertise and reputation for the quality work we needed.”

Torus Measurement Systems supplies automated measurement and testing machinery direct to high volume manufacturing clients around the world, mainly in the packaging industry. Some 90 per cent of the goods supplied are for export.

James West, Head of Property at Morris Property, said: “This was our first project for Torus and the third one we have carried out at T54, following schemes for Filtermist and AXYZ. We worked closely with the client to assist with some value engineering to ensure we met budget and schedule expectations.

“As a finishing touch, we also sprayed the cladding for the building to compliment the client’s corporate identity as it was a non-standard colour which the manufacturer wasn’t able to supply in a small quantity.”

Morris Property worked with a number of professional partners on the scheme and site manager Phil Griffiths saw the job through to completion.