Planned £70m investment by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
The famous car manufacturer owned by BMW is planning a development of nearly half a million square feet over the next few years on a nine hectare site off the A29 Shripney Road. This will provide an around-the-clock logistics and parts storage satellite to its Goodwood base to free space there for a bigger production line.
Bognor Observer reports that 'A planning application been submitted to Arun District Council by Bericote Properties, which is Rolls-Royce’s development partner' and in a statement by planning experts Quod on behalf of Bericote says: “The proposed employment development will result in a high quality, sustainable development which will result in significant investment in the local area and contribute to the council’s priority of supporting and delivering development on strategic employment sites'
“The proposed employment development has the potential to create between 500 and 1,000 jobs and will result in a significant investment in the local economy.” the full Bognor Observer article can be found at http://www.bognor.co.uk/news/local/rolls-royce-wants-to-create-1-000-jobs-1-6154867
At Brierley & Coe we believe that the new facility, coupled with the other major infrastructure projects, will be a significant boost to the towns economy, future prospects and further development. We are also not surprised at the RRMC move as Bognor is the ONLY location close enough to Goodwood which has the commercial land allocations to satisfy significant company expansion and relocation.