Spades in the ground in Worcester for new Mira facility

Worcester Six
Mira staff visit the new site in Worcester

Work has begun on a £20m environmentally-friendly development that will bring UK kitchen and bathroom manufacturer Mira Showers to Worcestershire.

Kohler Mira, parent company of Mira Showers, has become the fourth occupier at the Worcester Six site this year. It marked a significant investment for the company, which is expanding its UK operations.

Kohler Mira already has sites in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Hull, and has selected Worcester Six for the latest phase of its UK growth.

Key to the sustainable development is the inclusion of a large PV solar array on the roof, which will generate up to 1MW and help towards Kohler Mira’s aims to be carbon neutral by 2035, a statement added.

Wayne Walker, vice president of manufacturing – Global Faucets at Kohler, said: “This purpose-built facility reflects both our continued investment in the UK and our commitment to sustainability and the environment.

“The new development is a result of both an increase in customer demand and the need to meet future business requirements and makes us more agile and flexible to consumer needs.”

Worcestershire County Council cabinet member, with responsibility for economy and infrastructure, Dr Ken Pollock, said: “Work starting on the Kohler Mira site at Worcester Six marks another step forward for this fantastically located Business Park.

“With Kimal, Siemens and Spire Healthcare already successfully established on site, we hope news of Kohler Mira’s state of the art facility will help to attract further inward investment for the county of Worcestershire.”