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MP visits London Eye refurb company

UK Loco, the firm installing energy efficient heating and ventilation in the London Eye pods, has been visited by Evesham MP Peter Luff.

The company, which won the £12.5 million contract in 2009, works on two capsules at a time, which are transported to Cropthorne by river and road.

Mr Luff said: “I see the London Eye from my office at the MoD every day and I have often looked at the empty capsule, part of the on-going refurbishment work.

“I knew the work was being undertaken in Cropthorne but I wasn’t prepared for the sheer variety of what UK Loco does.

“It is a gem of an engineering business of which we should be proud and which brings pleasure to millions of people every year.”

During his visit Mr Luff was shown round by managing director Stephen Pagett and director Stuart Watson.

They showed him work the company was doing, including a contract for the Olympics opening ceremony – which is still firmly under wraps.