Camwatch, a provider of CCTV monitoring systems, has relocated its head office to Oldham on the back of expansion underpinned by a partnership with construction giant JCB.
JCB and Camwatch have developed a rapidly deployable telescopic security tower with uninterruptible power supply and malicious damage protection built in, complete with night vision and linked to a digital recorder and public address system. The mobile unit responds to movement and body heat to identify unauthorised access to isolated and remote sites and is then able to transmit images to the Camwatch national control centre via 3G. The new product is being marketed as JCB Site Security – powered by Camwatch.
John Owen, chief executive of Camwatch, said: "The move provides a unified approach to the sales, manufacture and distribution of the product amongst other security solutions provided by the company and will provide the opportunity for planned company expansion."
Camwatch signed a 10-year lease with Pin Property Consultancy on 12,571 sq ft in Broadgate House in Oldham's Broadway Business Park.
Imran Younus, marketing director of Pin Property Consultancy, added: "Whilst we are obviously delighted that our investment in the building has attracted a tenant of such high calibre, it's also great news for local people because the move will generate significant employment opportunities within the area for months to come."
Broadgate House has been extensively refurbished and has office space on three floors with a large manufacturing area on the ground floor and 186 car parking spaces. This latest deal follows the recent move by gaming business Global Draw, which took 67,500 sq ft of offices and warehousing in two separate deals at nearby Howarth Court and Broadway 21.
P3 Property Consultants and CBRE were joint letting agents.
Camwatch's head office was previously in Sheffield.