Isle of Wight manufacturing company, Spinlock, has completed the purchase of the former Cowes police station.

The building, located opposite the marine designer’s current head office in Birmingham Road, has been vacant for the past three years.

It was put up for sale in 2016 and has now been acquired by the Cowes firm to act as its new HQ – doubling the size of the company.

Spinlock CEO, Chris Hill, says it will provide an additional 5500 square feet of space:

“Developing the police station allows us to secure the space we require for continued growth in new and existing markets, while maintaining our prime and iconic location in Cowes.

“As well as expanding our sales and marketing team to support Spinlock’s export markets and new sectors such as commercial marine, the new space will provide enhanced new R&D test facilities for faster development of new products.

“We also host many regular international customers who visit Cowes and Spinlock to support the development of their business with us, and this superb new location, sympathetically renovated but to modern standards, will allow us to greatly extend the experience we offer.”

Spinlock, which also operates a production facility on the Island, currently employs 50 staff.

All of its products are designed and manufactured in Cowes, before being shipped to more than 63 countries worldwide.