Rolls-Royce invests in significant facilities expansion

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is investing in a significant expansion of its Assembly Hall and Surface Finish Centre.

The news follows significant growth in Rolls-Royce sales over the last 18 months and a greater demand from customers for highly personalised Ghost and Phantom models.

The expansion includes an increase of more than 2,500m2 for the Assembly Hall, completing the final phase of development from original site plans for the production area.

An extension will also increase the Surface Finish Centre by about 1,000m2.

The new space and a number of additional infrastructure changes will allow the company’s manufacturing and bespoke operation to expand. This year, Rolls-Royce has seen a considerable increase in demand for personalised bespoke models and the company recently announced a doubling in the number of bespoke experts throughout the business.

Construction work is planned to commence early in 2012 and will take around nine months to complete.