Project Facts

Service: Earthworks
Project: Thorlabs UK Headquarters
Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire
Client: MJS Projects (March) Ltd
Value: £382,302

The Brief

Mick George Ltd completed Earthworks on behalf of MJS Projects (March) Ltd for the new UK Headquarters of Thorlabs.

USA based Thorlabs Ltd, a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of photonic tools is constructing purpose-built 10,335mUK headquarters based at Lancaster Way Enterprize Zone, Ely.

The broad-based optical technology company which specialises in precision equipment for the photonics market currently produces the majority of its products from the Ely region in four leased buildings. However, the relocation will permit all operations to be consolidated at one destination, allowing for further growth of the business.

The new facility will see the organisation more than double its existing floor space, creating an ancillary office, warehouse, service yard, plant, car park and cycle parking, alongside site entrances and associated infrastructure, all scheduled for completion in 2020.

Thorlabs has 15 substantial design and production facilities located in 10 countries throughout the world, providing specialist motion control systems and vibration isolation equipment for the scientific, medical research and academic sectors.



The Earthworks provision is one of the primary services that will dictate the success of a development longer term. It is essential that the works are completed to a high quality standard, but importantly on schedule and budget, to prevent later issues. Mick George Ltd always meet these credentials, and provide us with so much more.

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