Company that trades globally to move to Petersfield

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A COMPANY specialising in smoke control which trades globally is to move its offices to Petersfield after selling its former site in Havant for housing.

Colt International Limited is a market leading specialist contractor for smoke control projects in industrial, commercial, retail, residential and public buildings. It also services and maintains related equipment.

Its smoke control solutions include ventilators, fans, controls and smoke curtains for buildings and ventilation for underground car parks.

Since 1963 it has been based at New Lane in Havant, but now it has sold that site and will move its offices to Ridgeway Office Park in Bedford Road, which will be named Colt House.

It’s expected that no jobs will be lost during the move and Colts manufacturing activities will remain in Havant at the Kenwood Business Park on the opposite side of New Lane to the previous office site.

Colt International managing director Nick Buckingham said: "I am delighted that we are taking the next step in Colt’s future in new premises and I look forward to successfully developing our business in the years ahead."

Colt’s current office site has been sold to the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

HCA’s General Manager for the South West Kevin Bourner said:

“The site will be a fantastic opportunity for a new mixed-use development, providing much needed housing, including starter homes, and employment opportunities for Havant and we wish Colt well with the move to their new premises.”