Engineering firm latest to move onto business park

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BOSSES at a business park are celebrating securing another ‘blue chip’ occupier on a long-term lease.

Oil and gas engineering company Fabricom Offshore Services have taken the 32,800sq ft Q16 building at Quorum Business Park in Longbenton.

It is the third engineering firm to locate its premises to the park, following in the footsteps of Balfour Beatty and MACAW Engineering

Fabricom are part of the global energy group GDF SUEZ and now employ more than 200 staff.

Quorum development director Fergus Trim said: “We have seen Fabricom grow at Quorum and it is great news that they have been so successful, creating high value engineering jobs and are now taking their own building on the park.

“Fabricom are one of several occupiers at Quorum who are creating high quality new jobs on site which it is very encouraging for the north east economy.”

Fabricom managing director Allan Cairns said: “Taking our own building at Quorum marks a major milestone in the growth of Fabricom.

“The oil and gas market is strong and we have been winning some major new contracts, enabling us to grow the team and the business.

“The decision to make our permanent base here on Quorum made perfect sense – it is a high quality location with great amenities for our staff.”