Dyson expansion ideas shown to Malmesbury residents

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Robin Phillips, left, from architects Wilkinson Eyre chats with Graham and Anne Rees as they visit the Dyson expansion plans exhibition at Malmesbury Town Hall (3783025) Robin Phillips, left, from architects Wilkinson Eyre chats with Graham and Anne Rees as they visit the Dyson expansion plans exhibition at Malmesbury Town Hall (3783025)

MALMESBURY residents were this week given their first glimpse of proposals by the town’s biggest employer for a major expansion at its Tetbury Hill headquarters.

The expansion has been welcomed, but concerns about parking in Beutell Way by Dyson staff and the impact on the town’s infrastructure were among the issues raised at the exhibition in the town hall on Monday.

The firm is looking at constructing a new research and development building, a separate customer service centre, a sports complex and extra parking.

It is currently recruiting staff at a rate to 20 to 30 people a month and expects to take on a total of 400 this year. But the long term plan is for up to 3,000.

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