The intersurgical factory sold for £4.65m to builders’ merchants
The shock closure of the medical equipment supplier in October, after operating locally for nearly 40 years, saw some 90 islanders left jobless.
Most left immediately but a small team of employees stayed on as a closure team at the company’s branch at Circuit House, Pitronnerie Road, to pack up and ship the machinery and facilities off-island.
The Guernsey Press understands this week was the final week of employment for this team.
‘While it has been a sad and difficult period overseeing the closure of a business that has operated in Guernsey for almost 40 years, we are very pleased about the opportunity this presents for Guernsey Building Supplies and look forward to seeing the building being repurposed for their needs going forward,’ said James Birch, director of Intersurgical Guernsey.
Selling agents Watts Property Consultants received competitive bids from three parties, and Guernsey Building Supplies was chosen as the preferred bidder.
‘In a market of such restricted supply, assets such as Circuit House are exceptionally hard to come by.
‘The interest we received demonstrates tangible demand for sizeable units such as this,’ said Joanna Watts, managing director of Watts Property Consultants.