East Hampshire MP Damian Hinds unveiled a plaque to open the ‘new’ offices of UDlive – a barn built in 1485 at Will Hall Farm in Alton.

The environmental technology company started life at Portsmouth’s Big Yellow Storage offices five years ago.

Its products include sensors to monitor water levels in sewers to prevent flooding, to check the temperature of road surfaces to indicate when gritting is required, and to count the numbers of people using gates in the countryside.

Mr Hinds, Cllr Andrew Joy and Cllr Ken Moon were given tours of five key areas of its operations and were introduced to ‘Bertha’, a giant Hewlett Packard 3D printer which makes some of its components.

Mr Hinds told the UDlive team: “It’s an honour to be able to join you in the official opening of this beautiful place of work.”