A FLOORING manufacturer which has been based in Kidderminster for more than a century is moving part of its UK operations to Worcester.

Victoria PLC, which makes and distributes flooring nationwide, plan to move into a new unit at the Worcester Six Business Park.

According to the company, the move will create 60 new jobs over the next five years.

The company has enlisted the help of Stoford to submit a planning application to Wychavon District Council for a 180,000 sq ft unit for the company - which has been based in Kidderminster since 1900.

Edward Peel, development manager for Stoford, said the base-build of the unit will be net carbon zero in operation and will feature electric car charging points and solar panels on the roof.

He said: "Attracting yet another global player to Worcester Six is a real success story.

"The building of unit 7 will enable Victoria PLC to continue its growth plans, which can only be good news for the local economy.

"Worcester Six is living up to its reputation as a game-changer development."

Victoria PLC chief executive Philippe Hamers said: "This move will allow us to further develop and grow our workforce using local skills and we are hoping to develop a work experience and apprenticeship scheme in the next two years to complement this and aid our continued growth.

"The location of Worcester Six is perfect. This gives immediate access to the motorway network.

"Combine this with how long we have been an employer in this area, the local workforce who have great experience in flooring and the fact that we are able to future-proof our business by building a fit for purpose headquarters in an attractive setting with all of the green credentials we are striving for, offers an exciting future for us.”