Largest UK electric vehicle charging firm moves to Milton Keynes
BP Chargemaster, the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging company, is moving its headquarters to Milton Keynes.
Moving from its current location in Luton, the firm’s new premises will be developed and financed by Milton Keynes Development Partnership (MKDP).
Work is scheduled to begin on the two-storey, 45,000 sq. ft. headquarters this summer and will be completed by Christmas, tripling the size of its headquarters.
Oil giant BP bought Chargemaster for £130m in 2018 in anticipation of the fast-growing fuel source, before rebranding to BP Chargemaster.
“We are very excited to be moving to Milton Keynes – undoubtedly the electric vehicle capital of the country – and to much larger premises that will enable our next phase of expansion and growth of our business,” said David Martell, chief executive of BP Chargemaster.
“As well as increased head office space, we will be tripling the size of our manufacturing facility, allowing us to significantly expand our production capacity.”
MKDP development director, Matthew Green, added: “It’s a great testament to Milton Keynes’ reputation as a magnet for forward-thinking businesses of the future that BP Chargemaster chose to be based here.
“It is also an endorsement of our new strategic direction that, following a rigorous procurement process, BP decided to deal directly with MKDP rather than through a third party.
“This new strategy of developing our commercial land ourselves gives MKDP flexibility and the opportunity to create even greater value combined with a sustainable, long-term income stream for Milton Keynes Council.”