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US construction company moves into Skylon Park at Hereford

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9 December 2022

A US construction company has taken on new offices in Hereford to establish a UK base for its business.

Blueprint Robotics UK has leased workspace at Stirling House at Skylon Park, an office complex developed by Priority Space in partnership with the Hunt Group and Herefordshire County Council.

The American company, which specialises in the offsite manufacture and site assembly of timber-framed buildings, will locate its new European team of design engineers here.

Working alongside Blueprint’s Baltimore factory, the satellite Hereford team will bring to the business extensive experience working with Europe’s world-leading timber-framed 3D design software, Dietrichs.

Blueprint Robotics UK director of engineering Tim Griffiths said: “Our role in Hereford is to create a 3D digital twin of Blueprint’s building projects in America, incorporating every aspect of each build’s architecture and services including mechanical, electrical and plumbing.

“We then send our detailed production files to Blueprint’s state-of-the-art facility in Baltimore where advanced robotic technology is used to precision manufacture all the component parts needed for a new build. Assembly on site follows that.”

Four Blueprint engineers will be based at Stirling House, with plans to create a further four jobs in the office over the next two years. Blueprint will not be building in the UK.

Stirling House is close to Hereford’s new university campus building from NMITE – the New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering – which opened at Skylon Park this summer. Their new CATT – Centre for Advanced Timber Technology - delivers courses in advanced and sustainable design and construction methods; building on Hereford’s existing reputation as a hub for timber-framed engineering and off-site manufacture.

Director of commercial property developers Priority Space, Adam Richardson said: “We’re very pleased Blueprint Robotics has chosen Stirling House as its base in the UK. The company’s digital modelling team are a welcome addition to Hereford’s innovative and tech-driven business community, and we wish them every success as they work at the cutting-edge of the Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) sector.”

Mark Pearce, Managing Director of Skylon Park, Hereford’s Enterprise Zone, said: “We are delighted that Blueprint Robotics have chosen to set up their UK operations in Hereford . We are particularly pleased that such a cutting edge company has seen the commercial and competitive advantages provided here at Skylon Park  by the high quality workspace available at Centenary Court and the direct links to  NMITE’s new specialist Centre for Timber Technology.”

Stirling House is a high-spec 14,708 sq ft office development with suites of different sizes available to buy or let. It is part of Priority Space’s Centenary Park development of speculative office, industrial and warehouse units in the Government-backed Hereford Enterprise Zone, Skylon Park.

Blueprint’s neighbours at Stirling House include US surgical equipment manufacturer LeMaitre Vascular and Hereford Times.


Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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