Dyson is set to create more high-skilled jobs and advance
its research and development activities with the construction of a second
technology campus in the Cotswolds.
The new build will be located close to the company’s
headquarters in Malmesbury, and represents an attempt to increase Dyson’s UK
Over recent years the company has invested hugely in
expanding on a global basis, but the new 517-acre Hullavington Campus is an
investment for the future of Dyson within the UK.
The company is well renowned for its domestic appliances,
and has so far committed £2.5 billion to future technologies and spends £7
million a week on research and development activities.
A former RAF base will be the location of the new campus and
it is expected to develop into a global hub for future research and
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Dyson – who are the largest UK investor in robotics – is
currently development plans for machine learning, AI, vision systems and
solid-state battery cells.
The news comes after Dyson recently announced the opening of
it Singapore Technology Centre, where engineering teams will research and
develop new tools and technologies for future connected homes.
In Malmesbury, Dyson is also set to invest £250 million into
facilities, including Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology – which Is
set to open in September.
Dyson are currently applying for degree awarding powers,
allowing it to become a new university, which will focus on combining academic
learning with a hands-on experience working with Dyson’s engineering team.
James Dyson, founder of the firm, said: “The UK’s skills
shortage is holding Dyson back as we look to increase the amount of technology
we develop and export from the UK. We are taking matters into our own hands.
The new degree course offers academic theory, a real-world job and salary, and
access to experts in their field.”
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