Powering its own demise…

Work completed on Perkins engine office block.

It is the company whose engines have powered demolition machines across the globe. And now that same demolition power is being harnessed in the latest stage of the development of Perkins Engine’s factory in Peterborough.

Demolition began about four weeks ago and the work to level the building has just been completed.

Bosses say that getting rid of the office block will not mean any job losses among the 3,000 workforce. A company spokeswoman said: “To better align our business to meet and exceed global customer requirements, a number of improvements have, over the past couple of years, been undertaken at the manufacturing site in Peterborough. These improvements initially focused on the manufacturing facility, which is now classed as a ‘centre of excellence’ for our latest range of diesel engines, and more latterly, on our on-site office requirements. We have recently taken the opportunity to consolidate our office space and improve the use of existing facilities across the Eastfield site. The works have focused on enhancing employees working conditions and we continue to review options for improving the experience for customers visiting the site. As part of this work Perkins made the decision to vacate the five storey office building, which is visible from Frank Perkins Parkway.”

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