Dyson has announced that it is planning to invest £100m to develop a tech hub in Bristol city centre which will house hundreds in its team of software, AI, and connectivity engineers, including a large number of new recruits.
The business already has offices in the city which it says is key to attracting UK and global talent.
Chief engineer of Dyson, Jake Dyson who is the son of founder James Dyson said: “To us, sensors, apps, and connectivity are about more than simply adding function to the machine. They transform how we support our owners and assess autonomously how to improve a product’s performance over its lifetime to ensure they are at peak performance.
“We have significant ambitions and will hire increasing numbers of software, AI, and connectivity engineers as part of a growing global team. The new Dyson Technology Centre in Bristol will be a vital hub contributing to Dyson’s connected future.”
This latest move complements the investment the business is making in transforming former RAF hangars at Hullavington Airfield, Wilts into a new R&D centre where it is developing wearable tech and robotics. It also investing in a new battery plant in Singapore, where it now has its global headquarters, as well as opening an additional tech hub in the Philippines where it expects to create around 400 new engineering jobs.
Sir James Dyson commented: “Software, connectivity, AI and proprietary new technologies will power the next generation of Dyson technology. Just like our long-term investments in pioneering digital electric motor technology, Dyson’s next-generation battery technology will drive a major revolution in the performance and sustainability of Dyson machines.”