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Megger to have multi-million pound investment as Dover District Council gives planning permission

By Sam Lennon

A company is set to transform its business after getting planning permission for a multi-million pound investment in its headquarters and manufacturing plant.

Megger's plans include a new manufacturing building and access, on Channel View Road, Dover, a new staff restaurant and a new product development and marketing area.

There will also be customer training facility with specialist servicing for vehicles used for high-voltage testing, and a heritage centre with historic displays.

An artist's impression of the new-look Megger base. Picture courtesy of Clague LLP (5827217)
An artist's impression of the new-look Megger base. Picture courtesy of Clague LLP (5827217)

A modern new look for the existing building on Archcliffe Road will include solar shades.

Megger has been based in Dover since 1966 and employs 260 staff in the design, development, manufacture and commercialisation of electrical testing equipment.

The firm believes that new investment will help the company to hire and keep talented workers as it continues to grow.

The full planning permission was granted by Dover District Council.

Leader Keith Morris said: "This investment is a major vote of confidence in Dover from Megger, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of electrical testing equipment.

The Megger base at Dover. Picture: Google Maps (5827582)
The Megger base at Dover. Picture: Google Maps (5827582)

"Megger has been an important part of the local economy since the 1960s, exporting products ‘Made in Dover’ around the world and creating a talent pool of highly skilled local employees.”

Jim Fairbairn, chief executive of the Megger Group Ltd, said: “We are delighted to announce this multi-million pound investment and couldn’t be happier with the support of the local council around our plans to make our Dover site truly world class.

"Every day I’m struck by the professionalism and dedication of our staff in our Dover facility and we are thrilled as business to be able to further in invest in our site.”

The plans for the Megger site were developed by Clague Architects. Construction is expected to start in the New Year.

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