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Now A £130M Pre-Let Motors Onto Rolls-Royce's Surplus Coventry Site

Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engine of a Qatar Airways Airbus A350-941

A £130M manufacturing facility will be the first phase of a 2M SF redevelopment of surplus land at Rolls-Royce's Ansty site, Coventry.

Meggit is to take 440K SF from the joint venture of Manse and Opus Land chosen to redevelop the 200-acre site.

The Meggit unit has now secured planning permission, Estates Gazette reports. Construction of the new unit will be complete by October 2019.

Rolls-Royce announced in November that Opus and Manse would redevelop the surplus land at Ansty. The Meggit deal — said to be one of the largest manufacturing deals in the West Midlands of recent years — begins the process.

Ansty Park, close to junction 2 of the M6 motorway, is already a major manufacturing location. It is anchored by the Manufacturing Technology Centre, a £40.5M, government-backed high-technology manufacturing hub with members including Airbus, GKN Aerospace and Hewlett-Packard.

The future of the Rolls-Royce plant itself was secured in 2015 when the business won a £6.1B contract to supply Trent engines to Dubai-based Emirates airlines.

Related Topics: Birmingham industrial, Opus Land, GKN