To increase local footprint.

Dyson plans to begin work on a second Cotswold technology campus, near its global headquarters in Malmesbury. The 517 acre space, on former Ministry of Defence land at Hullavington, Wiltshire, will increase Dyson’s footprint in the UK by ten times.

The new campus will enable Dyson to continue creating more high-skilled jobs in Britain while boosting UK exports. Dyson has more than tripled its UK headcount in the past five years and currently employs 3,500 people in the UK – half of which are engineers and scientists.

James Dyson said, “After 25 years of UK growth, and continuing expansion globally, we are fast outgrowing our Malmesbury Campus. The 517 acre Hullavington Campus is an investment for our future, creating a global hub for our research and development endeavours. It will enable us to continue creating world class products and jobs right here in the Cotswolds”.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said, “This investment is a vote of confidence in our modern industrial strategy and our determination to cement the UK’s position as a world leader in high-tech engineering. Dyson’s exporting strength and commitment to creating jobs in Britain is a real success story that demonstrates the opportunity that our plan to create a truly global Britain can present. It is also good to see that the site chosen by James Dyson will bring former MoD land back into productive use.”