SGS Minerals expansion

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Wheal Jane Earth Science Park is currently gearing up for the next stage of its transformation this summer as SGS Minerals Services UK (SGS) looks towards expansion.

The development at Wheal Jane will see the upgrading of former mining buildings and two new build extensions in the Headwork’s area of the site thanks to £1.3 million investment from the ERDF Convergence Programme, match-funded by the site’s owner, Brownfield Investments, £1 million.

Overlooking the Headworks buildings as work commences
Overlooking the Headworks buildings as work commences

Nigel MacDonald, operations manager of SGS, said: “The mining industry is continually changing and adapting in the race to effectively find and extract economically viable minerals to feed our industries.

“The extension to our facility will help us to meet the ever changing and expanding needs of our Clients, which will enable us to better serve our customer base and increase our capabilities with increased laboratory and office space.

The Headworks buildings will undergo extensive refurbishment and an additional 519 sq m worth of new workspace will be added to the existing buildings.

MacDonald added: “We hope to create a further ten high-quality jobs by the end of 2015 and we look forward to welcoming them into the SGS family.”