Robotics plan in motion at Union Point

Wicked Local Weymouth | By Ed Baker
March 6, 2017

Groundbreaking for a new 300,000 square-foot robotics company at Union Point in Weymouth could be done this summer, according to LStar Communities Vice-President Matthew Barry.

Barry said Prodrive Technologies, a Dutch firm, is making progress with a design for a new facility.

“We are meeting with them a couple of times a week,” Barry said Monday, March 6. “They have had some productive meetings with the town departments as well as the SRA (SouthField Redevelopment Authority). Hopefully they will file their application for a site plan soon.”

Prodrive would be the first large-scale business to open at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station, if all goes according to plan.

The firm would create approximately 300 engineering jobs during its first phase of operations, according to company officials.

Prodrive operates facilities in Israel, Germany, South Korea, Hong Kong and China.

Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund said Prodrive seems to be moving ahead with their development plans at Union Point.

“Some things are cooking over there,” he said. “They did meet with (town) department heads…”

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