Ascent Flight Training’s new HQ takes off at Bristol Business Park

L-R: John Jones from Robert Hitchins with Ascent Flight Training’s Commercial & IT Director Andy Baker and Commercial Manager Richard Hemmings at the new HQ in Bristol Business Park

Ascent Flight Training has proudly opened its new HQ in Building 220 at Bristol Business Park, owned by developer Robert Hitchins Ltd.

The new training hub marks a significant milestone for the leading provider of training solutions. It hosts Ascent’s 145 Bristol-based employees – part of the 410+ strong team that the company employs across the UK – and will enable continuing growth

Ascent MD Tim James said: “The opening of our new building shows our ongoing commitment to Bristol. Our HQ has been Bristol-based since 2008 and we are delighted to continue to invest in the city, expanding our job opportunities as part of Bristol’s dynamic defence community.

“We look forward to welcoming customers and suppliers to our brand-new Training Hub and continuing to focus on our diverse and inclusive social values, which guide every aspect of the work we do.”

The 10,098 sq ft, two-storey premises have been let on a 10-year lease.

John Jones, Senior Asset and Development Manager for Robert Hitchins Ltd, welcomed the opening of the new facility at Building 220, which sits at the heart of the region’s most prominent business community and is perfectly located just five miles north of Bristol city centre and 2 miles from J19 of the M4.

“Ascent has completed a terrific fit out of the property which is a sign of their long-term investment in both the building and the wider region. We look forward to watching the company go from strength to strength,” he said.

Ascent Flight Training is an innovative provider of training systems, delivering flying training to all three of the UK’s armed forces, along with tailored training solutions to customers across a variety of industries, including aviation, power and military.

Its range of products and services includes building and equipping training centres, courseware design, flying operations, aircraft maintenance and sustainment, simulation and learning and training management.

Gloucestershire-based Robert Hitchins is one of the leading developers and investors in the South West and South Wales.

Lambert Smith Hampton represented the tenant. The landlord was unrepresented.