Why Caswell?
Fasset Ltd

Why choose Caswell Park?

Space solutions

Flexible space configuration options plus a fixed rate facilities charge provides cost certainty and stability; allowing you to focus on your core business.


Caswell Park offers a fantastic range of onsite facilities including: dedicated team, ample free parking, manned visitor reception, restaurant, vending, meeting and conference room hire, catering and hospitality packages, 24/7 site security and access, postal services and parcel/ goods inwards capability.

For more information email or call us on 01327 355410

Managed by Fasset Ltd.

Fasset logo Fasset is a more than just a traditional property and FM company. Fasset design, implement and actively manage innovative property and Facilities Management (FM) solutions that are aligned to the business needs of an organisation. Fasset is differentiated from the market through extensive 'client-side' experience and a practical approach to commercial property solutions.

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Caswell House

The fascinating history of Caswell House

1509 Caswell enclosed by Nicholas Vaux of Harrowden. 300 acres of pastureland created.

1840 4th Duke of Grafton, George Fitzroy, built 6 model farmhouses in the locality to encourage a better class of tenant and increase rent revenue.

1841 Whitton Family moved into Caswell House.

1934 Geoffrey Gaut joins the Plessey Company as a graduate.

1940 Bombing in Ilford intense with Plessey research facility a target. New premises sought. Caswell purchased by the Plessey Company at auction and leased to Mr & Mrs Gaut.

1948 Research & development included radar camouflage materials (dubbed "Stealth" by the US), high temperature materials, iron flake transformer cores and high permittivity ceramics.

1949 Research and development of a composition for manufacture for disc capacitors for TV receivers.

1956 The first new building of 4000 sq ft added.

1950 - 1960 Combination of technical breakthroughs lead to huge commercial opportunities for military and civil applications incuding small boat radar, burglar alarms, police radar for speed traps. Caswell House & Stables becomes Grade II listed.

1963 Design and production of digital circuits, production of solid circuits, production of 100s of working circuits of a six-transistor DC amplifier with feedback. Visitors limited to enable works to continue undisturbed.

1964 Allen Clark Research Centre opened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

1970 - 1980 Major breakthroughs in LED, solid state and infrared technology. R & D continues in optical fibre transmission systems, magnetic bubble and holographic memory storage, thermal imaging and Gunn diodes. Compound semi-conductors.

1974 Queen's Award for Technological Innovation for Process III for the production of bipolar integrated circuits.

1976 Harold Crystal receives a Grant of Appointment of the Queen's Award for Technological Achievement for development of gallium arsenide microwave devices.

1978 IR 100 award (top 100 outstanding innovations) for joint project with Square D for high power reed relay and improvements on silver cadnium oxide contact pads. X band chip developed stunning the market and outraging the traditionalists.

1989 GEC Siemens take over the Park. Site renamed GEC Marconi Materials Technology.

1990 - 2000 Manufacture of GaAs ics for RF and microwave components (wireless broadband an application for this technology).

2002 Bookham Technology take over the Park

2004 Bookham Technology announce closure of GaAs line to concentrate on InP optical components.

2008 Fasset wins contract to manage the facilities, sales, marketing and regeneration of the Park.

2009 First tenants arrive and occupy serviced office space in Caswell House.

2010 Bookham becomes Oclaro Technology following merger. Increased demand for office space leads to development of Caswell Stables into eight suites.

2012 Oclaro and Opnext merge to create world's #2 provider of optical components, modules & subsystems. Demand for serviced offices outstrips supply and plans are approved for new conversion to create eight New Serviced Offices suites.