AN award winning and growing firm has begun a move to new premises in Droitwich, and has plans to take on new staff.

Armstrong Fluid Technology, which manufactures plantrooms, has already begun the move to a site at premises in Pointon Way, after outgrowing its previous base at the Heywood Wharf site in Halesowen which the firm has been at since 2004.

Plantrooms made by the firm provide heating and cooling for facilities such as hospitals, apartment blocks, universities and offices, and the firm serves customers in the UK as well as, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Work has already begun to upgrade the environmental performance of the new over 69,000 sq ft site, with the installation of energy-efficient sensor LED lighting.

Simon Parker, from Armstrong Fluid Technology, said: “This move represents a substantial investment for the business and is a direct result of the efforts made in recent years to grow our position as a leading manufacturer.

"The new consolidated manufacturing facility will aid greater collaboration between departments and provide us with enhanced building and storing capacity, as well as increased flexibility to more closely meet the demands of our customer base.”

The aim is to recruit more staff in the second half of 2021, the firm has said.

This week the firm also announced it had received a Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for Sustainable Development.

The award recognises Armstrong’s leadership in sustainability, including improvements in daily operations, contributions to the sustainability of customers, and support for sustainability initiatives in local communities.

Charles Armstrong, executive chairman of Armstrong Fluid Technology said: “Sustainability is a key driver within our business. We are leading the way in developing innovative energy-saving solutions that help customers to reduce their environmental impact.

"In our own facilities, we continue to reduce energy use, and the related greenhouse gas emissions. We also run local projects to help the community at large become more sustainable.

"We’re very proud of the progress we’ve made in the West Midlands, and we’re honoured to have our work recognised through this award.”