Move shows commitment to city - Pall

MOVE The Raymarine building in Southampton Road, Portsmouth, which has been taken over by Pall
MOVE The Raymarine building in Southampton Road, Portsmouth, which has been taken over by Pall

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PALL Europe’s move to new headquarters shows its commitment to the people and economy of Portsmouth, the company has said.

As The News revealed earlier this month, Pall will be moving into two buildings at Harbourgate, in Northarbour, currently the headquarters of Raymarine.

Raymarine will be moving to the smaller Solar building within the Solent Business park in Segensworth, and is due to vacate its office building by September, with the space then being refurbished.

The technical building will be vacant by January, and Pall personnel will have transferred there by February 2013 after an extensive refurbishment.

Pall Europe’s current headquarters, Europa House in The Hard, is now being marketed as for sale or to let by BNP Paribas Real Estate.

A spokesman for Pall Europe said: ‘Moving to the new facility will allow for life sciences and industrial personnel to work together under one roof.

‘This will improve productivity and reduce overall operating costs. At only two years old, it is a newer, more energy-efficient facility in one of Portsmouth’s prime locations.’

Pall works in filtration, separation and purification.

The company says its market is continuing to grow, as resources become more scarce and contaminated and as its customers continue to be innovative.

Increasing standards in medical care and living are increasing around the world, and the increase in resources being directed to protecting the environment is also having an impact.

‘These all create opportunities for Pall,’ said the spokesman. ‘We are steadily positioning the company to seize them and for ongoing growth and success. Our planned investments in Portsmouth are among the latest examples of these efforts.’

He added: ‘Pall has been a major employer in Portsmouth for over 50 years. This relocation demonstrates our continuing commitment and investment in the people and economy of Portsmouth and surrounding local communities.’