High Force Research expands into new Wilton Centre lab

Wilton News Feb 2016

Wilton News Feb 2016

Durham-based leading chemical research and development company High Force Research has opened a new 1018 sq ft laboratory at the Wilton Centre.

The new fully equipped laboratory features six chemical fume cupboards and advanced research facilities custom designed for chemical development and allows the company scope for future expansion as its facility at Bowburn is at full capacity.

Founded nearly three decades ago in 1988, Durham-based High Force Research is one of the UK’s longest established chemical research companies.

High Force Research’s Dr Roy Valentine said: “We will be staffed from day one with full time chemists based on site, two of whom are newly qualified PhD students from Newcastle University.

“We are hoping to recruit more chemists in the near future to help with our expansion plans at Wilton Centre.

“The location is great with excellent facilities designed for Chemical Research companies including plentiful parking, a restaurant, gym and open parkland.”

He continued: “With around ninety research oriented businesses onsite we feel that the location also provides us with increased networking and collaboration possibilities.”

Wilton Centre’s Site Director, Steve Duffield, said that it was good news to be welcoming such a prestigious new tenant to the Centre.

“We are very proud that the company has chosen to expand its operations here,” he added.

For more information about the Wilton Centre go to www.wiltoncentre.com

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