The UK wouldn’t be the same without Thales. We’re breaking ground in every corner of the country, every day.
Our nine key sites and several smaller customer-facing sites span all the way from the South West to Glasgow.
Click on the specific area of interest on the map opposite to find out more about our regional activities throughout the United Kingdom.
Please see below for contact details for our regional offices.
Address: Bristol Business Park, Coldharbour Lane, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS16 1FJ Telephone: 0117 931 3900 / 6000 Email: email@example.com In 2003 Thales in the UK came together with BAE Systems and the Ministry of Defence to form the Aircraft Carrier Alliance in Bristol. A milestone achievement for our Bristol site was in the design of the UK’s Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carrier. It lead on the Power and Propulsion element of the carrier and provided onboard and fleet wide communications systems, as well as designing the platform. Although the manufacturing and commissioning of our aircraft carriers now takes place at Babcock International’s facilities in Rosyth, many of the skilled and diverse workforce are sourced from our Bristol site, thanks to their proven expertise in project management, concept design, systems integration, platform design, ship weapons systems engineering and commissioning.
Address: Ashurst Drive Bird Hall Lane, Cheadle Heath, Stockport, Cheshire SK3 0XB Telephone:0161 491 4001 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Established in Cheadle Heath in 1977, Thales Underwater Systems (TUS), formerly known as Thomson Marconi Sonar, specialisies in sonar systems for submarines, surface warships, and aircraft as well as communications masts and systems for submarines. Today our Cheadle Heath site is well known across the Thales Group as an underwater systems and information systems division of Thales.
Address: Manor Royal, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 9HA Telephone: 0129 358 1000 Email:email@example.com Our main office, production facility and global customer base for Training and Simulation is sited in Crawley. Amongst other customers, Thales has been delivering equipment and services to the Ministry of Defence from the site since 1964. Today we’re proud to be the second largest employer in the area after Gatwick Airport.
Address: Quadrant House, 4 Thomas More Square, Thomas More Street, London E1W 1YW Telephone: 0203 300 6000 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Thales Transportation began with the formation of British Rail on 1st January 1947. In 2003 our London site launched Darwin, and has operated the system ever since. Darwin provides real time train information to all of the UK’s 2,000 CIS (Customer Information System) enabled stations, the National Rail Enquiries website and passengers right across the country. The service receives an average of 400 million hits per month and 3 million enquiries per day across multiple platforms.
Address: 350 Longwater Avenue, Reading, Berkshire RG2 6GF Telephone: 0118 943 4500 Email: email@example.com In May 2017 Thales in the UK teams from CHQ, Weybridge, Basingstoke and Reading joined forces at a brand new site in Green Park, Reading which has been designated the headquarters of Thales Research and Technology and a centre of technical excellence. The Green Park site is the birthplace of Design Centres, a Thales platform created by Research Technology and Innovation teams dedicated to user-centred, design-driven innovation.
Address: Horizon House & Ocean House, Throop Rd, Templecombe, Somerset BA8 0DH Telephone: 0196 337 0551 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Templecombe is one of the Thales Group’s leading under water technology sites, manufacturing sonar and sensors for the Royal Navy fleet as well as other international navies. Plessey Naval Systems began in Templecombe in 1965 as the Marine Systems Research Unit of the Marine Systems Division of the Plessey Company. With Thales’s investment, the site has now become a centre of excellence in anti-submarine warfare, minewarfare and submarine technology.
Our history in Belfast began in London in 1908 with the founding of Short Brothers, which expanded into Belfast in 1936 as Shorts and Harland. Short Brothers established the Hayes site before being taken over by Bombardier, which joined up with Thomson-CSF in 1993 to launch Shorts Missile Systems. Thomson CSF bought Bombardier’s 50% share of the company in 2000, and became part of the Thales Group following a series of mergers and acquisitions. Shorts Missile Systems was renamed Thales Air Defence Limited (TADL) in 2001, and Thales has continued to invest heavily in the UK Space industry and Belfast itself ever since. On 18 October 2016 UK astronaut Tim Peake officially opened our electric Space Propulsion Integration Centre manufacturing facility – the very first in the UK. We’re proud of the state of the art electric propulsion systems for satellites that our Belfast site is known for. The facility represents a major milestone in our space design and manufacturing capabilities.
Thales has held a strong prescence in Glasgow for over one hundred years. Our very first submarine periscope, FY1 Serial No. 1, was fitted to HM Submarine M3 at Rosyth Royal Dockyard on 25th August 1917. Our record of supply to the Royal Navy has been unbroken ever since, despite the growing competition, and today we’re the organisation’s leading partner in the QEC Aircraft Carrier programme in Rosyth.