ZX Lidars has officially opened the doors for the first time at ‘Willow End’ at the foot of Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, UK. The landscape-led development site comprises a ~3,000 square metre research, development and production facility, built that is responsive in design to the local Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Willow End protects and enhances existing and wider biodiversity based on ecological enhancement plans including wildflower grassland, an orchard, extensive tree planting and reinstatement of a natural pond. The building is of low visual impact, low carbon footprint and is both environmentally and ‘human’ friendly using sustainable materials throughout, with air source heat pumps and solar PV on the roof elevations. The first wind Lidar at Willow End has already been manufactured and tested ahead of the doors opening. Zephir Ltd, which trades as ZX Lidars, and has been based locally in the area since its establishment in 2007.