Bath-based charity Designability has relocated their production to a bigger workshop on Wells Road, in a move which will enable them to help even more children and adults living with a disability.
Designability had previously split their workshop activity between another location in the city and a small workshop space at their main offices based at the Royal United Hospital.
Martin Rouse, workshop manager at Designability, said: “This marks the start of an exciting new chapter for Designability. We have had much of our machinery and production activity based at the hospital since 1987.
“Our production work has grown significantly over time, forcing us to seek external workspace in 2015, followed by additional external storage.
“This larger workshop will allow us to concentrate all our workshop activities, giving us far more space to build Wizzybugs for young children, engineer prototypes for new products and test and manufacture our new designs.”
The charity is best known for their Wizzybug powered wheelchair which they have designed for children under 5 who are living with a disability.
To date, they have built 868 in Bath, most of which have been provided to families in the UK free of charge through a charitably-funded loan scheme.
They also ship some Wizzybugs abroad to distributors in countries including France, Israel, Norway, Canada and Australia who then ensure they reach the children who could benefit.