Larbert HQ for bus builders

Bus builders Alexander Dennis Limited have switched its head office to Larbert
Bus builders Alexander Dennis Limited have switched its head office to Larbert

Bus builder Alexander Dennis Ltd has moved into new headquarters.

Senior management, designers, engineers and marketing experts have switched from the company’s Camelon base to state-of-the-art premises at Central Business Park in Larbert.

The deal for the building, which covers over 85,000 square feet, has been agreed with Falkirk Council, who bought the lease from the landlord for a reported £690,000 earlier this year.

An ADL spokesman said it would now become its international HQ – and the home to develop its ideas for the buses of the future.

Around 100 people will be based there, freeing up space at the factory in Glasgow Road to meet growing demand for its buses which have tripled over the last six years.

The spokesman added: “The relocation of senior management and other key members of the workforce reflects how successful the company has become.”

Last week ADL confirmed it is investing over £3 million in Larbert to develop a ground breaking ‘virtual electric’ bus for production in 2014 which will be the first clean-air bus capable of running 18-hour shifts, emission-free 70 per cent of the time.

Councillor Dennis Goldie, spokesperson on economic development, said: “ADL is a world class manufacturer and a vitally important employer in the Falkirk area.

‘‘The company has expanded significantly in recent years and, by fascilitating this acquisition, we have seized the opportunity to help them expand and enable their global growth to continue.

‘‘It allows a very important local employer a location to thrive, protect jobs and showcase their innovative designs. We want to continue to support local businesses, demonstrating that Falkirk provides some of the best manufacturing in the world.”