AN engineering company which specialises in water treatment equipment has acquired new premises at York’s Northminster Business Park.

IQ Engineers Ltd, which installs mechanical equipment at water treatment sites throughout the UK, has acquired the 3,120 sq ft light industrial premises for close to the £250,000 asking price.

The company, which was founded in the 1990s by co-owner Mick Strodder, has joined the business community at Northminster Business Park after four years in a rented incubator unit at York Eco Business Centre, at Clifton Moor.

IQ Engineers director and co-owner, Rachel Lewis, said: “The new unit at Northminster Business Park appealed to us because of the greater space and the chance to own, rather than lease, our commercial premises.

“We plan to develop the workshop to support our on-site mechanical installation. We can now carry out the refurbishment and repair of existing assets on water treatment sites using our specialist workshop.”

IQ Engineers, which has 15 staff all based in York, became a limited company in 2008.

The business installs equipment for manufacturers such as Ham Baker Adams, Stoke-on-Trent; water authorities; contractors, including Interserve and Costain, local authorities, maintenance companies and private estates.