Engineering group moves from Manchester for business park location

Birchwood Park’s Chadwick House

Engineering group SEMP has taken up a large office space at Warringtpn’s Birchwood Park, following a move away from Manchester.

Specialising in systems engineering, SEMP is an international engineering operation which supports in the delivery of major infrastructure projects, specialising in the redesign of project delivery models to reduce several key risks associated with the delivery, including safety and system performance.

The business has worked on a number of key infrastructure projects regionally, including delivering Transpennine’s ‘Route Upgrade’ project, facilitating faster journey times and improved network performance for rail journeys across the Northwest.

Following an extensive search, SEMP has relocated its offices from Manchester to the Warrington-based business park after making the decision to take up a larger office space in the refurbished Chadwick House.

Paula Hamilton, Business Service Manager at SEMP, said: “Our team has grown rapidly in the last year, which was a major factor in our search for new office space, and Chadwick House is the perfect office space for us to continue our expansion.

“The larger office space was not the only driving force behind our move to Birchwood Park.

“The park’s excellent amenities, designed to look after the wellbeing of its occupiers, proved a vital factor in our relocation to Warrington.

“Already, our staff have been using the Park’s EngineRooms – offering a number of lunchtime options with new dishes and cuisines available pretty much on the office doorstep each week.”

SEMP is not the only new occupier at Birchwood Park. The Park recently welcomed a flurry of businesses taking up six small suite office spaces.

These include medical communications company Simplifying Science and school software provider October Resolutions.

Martin O’Rourke, Commercial Director at Birchwood Park, added: “With SEMP relocating from Manchester, it’s clear now, that Warrington sits alongside Liverpool and Manchester as a key location for north west businesses – offering proximity to two international airports, fantastic rail links and an excellent motorway network.”

BE Group and JLL were the acting agents for Birchwood Park.