Print firm's new base will position it for further growth
A printing business which has spearheaded a £6.2 million St Austell business park has now officially opened its new premises on the site.
The St Austell Printing Company hosted a launch event for clients from London, Oxford and Cornwall earlier this month.
The company, which is behind the new £6.2 million St Austell Business Park at Carclaze, welcomed guests to the site to celebrate a successful first six months since the company moved.
It left its former home, in Truro Road, after 30 years as part of its growth plans. That building has since been let to funeral directors. The move sees SAPC grow from 13,000sq ft premises to a purpose built 40,000sq ft unit.
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Managing director, Peter Moody, said: "We've now been in for six months, have sorted the final snagging issues that come with any build and felt the time was right to open the doors to our existing clients who have supported us for many years.
"We're really proud of our new home and the business park and want it be an integral part of St Austell's future prosperity.
"I'm proud to be associated with the town and want everyone to know that it and us are open for business.
"One of the reasons for the development, apart from our business expansion, was to show people that great things are being achieved in and around the town."
St Austell Business Park has been split into three elements: St Austell Printing Company; 22 units to let ranging from 1,000 sq ft to 10,0000 sq ft; and conferencing facilities.
Five units have already been let, attracting businesses into the area from outside St Austell.
The move has also allowed the company to boost its green credentials.
It has invested £1.2 million in new printing machinery that will bring savings of around £50,000 in paper and ink in the first year alone.
A new paper recycling facility and compactor will also generate around £30,000 per year for the company.
SAPC bought the freehold to the business park site from the failed construction firm Rok with a £3 million investment coming from the ERDF Convergence scheme.
Its building has also been rated BREEAM excellent for its environmental measures.
These include high levels of insulation to last 50 years with all material being recyclable; activated lighting to ensure no lights are left on in empty rooms; natural ventilation; smart metering; rainwater harvesting; solar for hot water; and acoustic testing to reduce noise impact.