MEPC digital facility silverstone park

One of the most technically advanced digital facilities in Europe is set to be housed at MEPC’s Silverstone Park as they continue their growth and expansion and attract major investment into the region.

MEPC, who recently announced a further expansion, is currently working on a number of major developments across the site and this new digital manufacturing facility (The Digital Manufacturing Centre) will create a total of 17,842 sq ft of manufacturing and office space.

The project is backed by a number of key regional stakeholders include:

  • South East Midlands LEP (SEMLEP)
  • KWSP

MEPC’s Roz Bird – who is speaking on our Oxford Cambridge Arc Development Conference – said: “We’re delighted to announce KWDP and the Digital Manufacturing Centre as a new occupier in one of our latest HQ-style buildings on site which form part of Phase 2 at Silverstone Park. The scale and magnitude of the DMC is to be applauded, as is its clear desire to showcase engineering to local schoolchildren and students. This aligns perfectly with our own Inspiration for Innovation programme with local schools, in response to concerns from local employers about the skills gap.”

In approving public investment for the Centre, KWSP and SEMLEP identify that the DMC will help develop new and high-value engineering opportunities for more than 100 SMEs, and is forecast to contribute £9m GVA (gross value added) over three years for the region.

SEMLEP Chief Executive Hilary Chipping said: “Working with innovative businesses like KWSP to make their ideas become reality is exactly what makes the South East Midlands LEP area the successful place it is today. This is ever more important as innovation will be at the forefront of our national response to getting back to business post lockdown and in a new trade era. SEMLEP’s investment, through the Local Growth Fund, will help local businesses to remain at the cutting edge of technology and create long-term job opportunities.”

You can register for the Oxford Cambridge Arc Development Conference here: https://www.built-environment-networking.com/event/oxford-cambridge-corridor-economic-growth-conference/