Flight training firm moves into new head office

A flight training firm has moved into a new head office in Bristol.

Ascent Flight Training has opened its new HQ in Building 220 at Bristol Business Park, owned by developer Robert Hitchins.

The new training hub is a significant milestone for the leading provider of training solutions.

The building is home to  Ascent’s 145 Bristol-based employees – part of the 410 strong team that the company employs across the UK.

Ascent managing director Tim James said: “The opening of our new building shows our ongoing commitment to Bristol.

“Our HQ has been Bristol-based since 2008 and we are delighted to continue to invest in the city, expanding our job opportunities as part of Bristol’s dynamic defence community.

“We look forward to welcoming customers and suppliers to our brand-new Training Hub and continuing to focus on our diverse and inclusive social values, which guide every aspect of the work we do.”

The 10,098 sq ft, two-storey premises have been let on a 10-year lease.

John Jones, senior asset and development manager for Robert Hitchins, welcomed the opening of the new facility  which sits at the heart of the region’s most prominent business community.

“Ascent has completed a terrific fit out of the property which is a sign of their long-term investment in both the building and the wider region.  We look forward to watching the company go from strength to strength,” he said.

Ascent Flight Training is an innovative provider of training systems, delivering flying training to all three of the UK’s armed forces, along with tailored training solutions to customers across a variety of industries, including aviation, power and military.

Its range of products and services includes building and equipping training centres, courseware design, flying operations, aircraft maintenance and sustainment, simulation and learning and training management.

Gloucestershire-based Robert Hitchins is one of the leading developers and investors in the South West and South Wales.

Lambert Smith Hampton represented the tenant. The landlord was unrepresented.