Could UTC Aerospace selling Bristol base lead to new homes in Claverham?

UTC Aerospace in Claverham which is now up for sale.

UTC Aerospace in Claverham which is now up for sale. - Credit: Archant

An international aerospace firm has sold off the North Somerset arm of its business and put is Claverham site on the market.

UTC Aerospace Systems has factories around the globe and announced back in 2014 it intended to leave its Bishops Road building but the premises has only now been put up for sale.

Britten Norman has agreed to take on the Claverham Limited part of UTC’s business, which will see it acquire the landing gear product line.

However, the future of the premises is less clear with it now up for sale with agents JLL.

In a marketing brochure, interested parties are invited to submit bids, while the possibility of it suiting residential development is mentioned. The factory is close to, but not sat within, North Somerset’s greenbelt.

A UTC spokesman said: “We announced the closure of the Claverham site two-and-a-half years ago. We still have a few people there and they will be transferred to one of our engineering hubs over the next few months.

“The business we operated at the site has been sold to Britten Norman.”