Dernier & Hamlyn, renowned designer and manufacturer of luxury lighting, has received a warm welcome to Barwell.

Relocating from Croydon, the company will now be based at 82 Barwell Business Park, and new signs have appeared outside the unit to advertise their occupancy.

The 132-year-old company designs and manufactures lighting for luxury hotels and homes, commercial and historic buildings and superyachts. It also holds a Royal Warrant.

Earlier this year, Dernier & Hamlyn was acquired by NVC Lighting. Early stages of planning are underway to create the most diverse lighting supplier in the UK, with the ability to meet the needs of varied clients from one-off high-end installations to volume contract lighting.

Director of Sales for Dernier & Hamlyn Michael Mulhall says: “Our company was established in 1888 and we are very proud of this heritage. This move to premises more suited to our bespoke lighting company that will continue to produce the extremely high quality products that it’s renowned for, while introducing better ways of working that meet the needs of designers with investment in new technology is great for our staff and our clients. Barwell is a really accessible location and we look forward to welcoming clients to our new manufacturing and design facilities soon.”

Colin Lawrence-Waterhouse, Asset Manager, Real Estate at Aviva Investors, said: “We are delighted to welcome Dernier & Hamlyn to Barwell, the seventh new business to join us in 2020. The pre-let of Unit 82 exchanged prior to practical completion of our refurbishment works, which has been a reoccurring theme for the Park this year. We believe this strong demand emphasises the unique benefits that Barwell can offer businesses, likewise the importance of regularly enhancing and developing the facilities on offer, to ensure the Park continues catering to the evolving needs of businesses.”