Rising to new heights at Skypark

Rising to new heights at Skypark

Construction of our new purpose-built premises at Skypark is now fully underway, with the site a hive of activity. Here is an update on Stovax & Gazco’s new facility and the exciting progress being made.

Building on our future

We have been a long-standing business based at Devon’s capital city, Exeter, for 40 years and are proud to be an award-winning manufacturer dedicated to the design and manufacture of exceptional stoves, fires and fireplaces.

Visiting the site recently, we can see that the impressive 205,000 sq ft structure is now clearly visible from the roadside. This rapid progress in construction signifies a new era for the Stovax Heating Group’s approach to manufacturing in the South West, and will allow us to continue our dedication to developing our portfolio of high-quality woodburning, multi-fuel, gas and electric log burners.

Paul Swan and Alistair Compton visit Stovax Gazco premises
Left: Paul Swan, Group Finance Director, Stovax & Gazco. Right: Alistair Compton, Managing Director, Stovax & Gazco

Partnering with St Modwen, a leading logistics developer and manager, the Skypark Development Partnership, and Glencar as a main contractor, the site is a hive of activity. Commenting on the work in progress, Alistair Compton, Managing Director at Stovax & Gazco said: “This is more than just a new building for us. We’ve outgrown our current premises scattered across Sowton, and this move crucially allows us a premium, state of the art, sustainable space to facilitate the expansion of our manufacturing and business operations under one roof.” The building is set for completion in June 2022.

State-of-the-art Building

Attending the site to view the progress, Councillor Rufus Gilbert of Devon County Council commented: “What a pleasure it was to join Stovax at this monumental day celebrating another success story, not only for Stovax & Gazco but Devon and Skypark. I was taken aback by the sheer scale of this enormous building rising out of the ground. It has been a great privilege for Devon County Council to have played such a part in making it happen.”

Stovax Gazco, St Modwen, Glencar and Devon County Council on Skypark construction site
Left to right: Annabelle Carvell (Senior Communications & PR Officer, Stovax & Gazco), Councillor Rufus Gilbert (Cabinet Member Economy & Skills, Devon County Council), Alistair Compton (Managing Director, Stovax & Gazco), Chris Murphy (Mechanical & Electrical Fit Out Manager, Glencar), Paul Swan (Group Finance Director, Stovax & Gazco), Ian Guy (Manager, Strategic Development and Infrastructure, Devon County Council), James Irwin-Singer (Senior Development Manager, St. Modwen Logistics)

James Irwin-Singer, Senior Development Manager at St. Modwen Logistics, commented: “We have worked closely with Stovax & Gazco on the core building specification all the way through to their fit-out requirements. It’s fantastic to be delivering a state-of-the-art building that meets the high sustainability criteria that Stovax & Gazco, St. Modwen and Skypark all aspire to – particularly the connection into a nearby district heating system and delivering BREEAM Excellent standards, which are fairly rare – it’s great to be able to incorporate these into the building design. The completed project will provide Stovax & Gazco a long-standing sustainable new home allowing them to provide further jobs to Exeter and the surrounding area.”

Richard Roberts, Senior Project Manager for Glencar Construction said: “It’s been exciting to work with Stovax & Gazco – we’re delighted to be able to help to create a great space to produce great products.”

Award-winning log burners

We are proud to offer an award-winning collection of wood burning stoves, gas fireplaces and electric fires. If you are interested in finding out more about our award-winning range of log burners, head to stovax.com/awards where you can view our collection of shortlisted products, nominations, as well as our winning entries over the years. To purchase any of our log burners, we always recommend speaking to your local expert retailer.

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Posted by on February 15, 2022